Report: Omar Infante, Royals Agree on Four-Year Deal

The Kansas City Royals have added another quality bat to their lineup by reaching an agreement with free-agent second baseman Omar Infante on a four-year deal.

Buster Olney of ESPN was the first to report the contract, and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has learned that Infante’s deal is worth just over $30 million.

Infante, 31, batted .318 with 10 home runs, 51 RBIs and a .345 on-base percentage in 118 games with the Detroit Tigers in 2013. The veteran infielder also posted a career-high .795 OPS.  In the playoffs, Infante was a much less productive player with a .205 batting average, zero home runs, three RBIs and one run scored in 11 games. Detroit lost to the Boston Red Sox in a six-game ALCS series.

One important quality he will bring to the Royals lineup is plate discipline.

Kansas City is hoping that the addition of Infante will help the team improve on an 86-win season and reach the playoffs for the first time since winning the World Series in 1985.

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