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Friday, November 7, 2014

Royals Injury Update: GM does not think Omar Infante will need surgery

By on 11/07/2014 07:00:00 AM

The Kansas City Royals' season ended with the tying run on third base in Game 7 of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants. Although coming up short, the Royals were in the World Series for the first time since 1985. Looking forward, the Royals may look to add depth to a team that was 14th in runs scored and 12th in ERA. On the injury front, infielder Omar Infante, who had been dealing with shoulder issues, most likely will not need surgery this off season.

I reported on October 10 that Infante, who had shoulder issue he is dealing with has bothered him much of the second half of the season, was still dealing with shoulder soreness.

Infante played through the injury in the postseason, hitting .255 with three doubles, a home run and six RBI in 15 games.

Andy McCullough, who covers the Royals for The Kansas City Star, tweeted the following on Infante's status.
Infante, a 13-year Major League veteran, hit .252 with six home runs and 66 RBI in 135 games this season. His slugging percentage was his lowest since 2003 and his OPS lowest since 2005. Infante has played for the Tigers,  Braves, Marlins and Royals and is a career .276 hitter with 80 home runs and 487 RBI.

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