Friday, December 13, 2013

Royals, Infante agree to terms

The Kansas City Royals have signed 2B Omar Infante to a 4-year 30 million dollar deal according to ESPN's Buster Olney via twitter. Infante, soon-to-be 32 hit .318/.345/.450 with 10 home runs and 51 RBIs for the Detroit Tigers in 2013. Infante was considered one of the top free agents in baseball. Infante had a below average range factor in 2013 and had a -0.1 Defensive WAR.

Going into the offseason the Kansas City Royals were coming off a 86-76 season that saw them finish 3rd in the AL Central behind the Detroit Tigers (Infantes former team) and the Cleveland Indians. The Royals were 18th in runs scored and 24th in slugging.

Infante is a nice boost to an already solid Royals offense. He may not provide much defensively but he is still a valuable weapon to an MLB team.

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