4) Omar Infante Gone But Not Forgotten
Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore made the necessary decision to DFA Omar Infante Wednesday afternoon. Infante had no role on the team with both Christian Colon and rookie Whit Merrifield playing much better than him.
Not only can both Colon and Merrifield play multiple positions, they’re simply hitting more effectively than Infante’s .239/.279/.321. Add in that the KC Royals want an eight-man bullpen due to the need to protect their starting pitching, and Infante just wasn’t useful.
Infante’s long-time keystone partner Alcides Escobar used Infante’s bat on Wednesday, going 1 for 3 with a single that helped keep going what turned out to be a four-run rally in the sixth inning that put the game away.
Yes, Omar Infante disappointed in his 2 1/3 seasons with the Kansas City Royals, but he did make some big post-season plays that fans will long remember, especially his 2 for 3 game in Game 2 of the 2014 World Series:
Whatever else we might say about Omar Infante, he does leave Kansas City with two AL pennants and one World Series ring.
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