Royals shopping Infante

The Royals have reportedly made veteran second baseman Omar Infante available via trade, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.

Infante is coming off a disappoining debut season in Kansas City after signing a four-year deal last offseason worth more than $30 million plus incentives, with a $10 million team option for 2018. He posted a .252/.295/.337 batting line and struggled defensively this past season, a far cry from the .318/.345/.450 line he had posted with the Tigers in 2013.

It’s unclear at this point whether any teams have expressed interest in Infante or what exactly the Royals would be looking for in return. Though Infante’s struggles this past year could make teams hesitant to take on his contract, the Royals still may be able to find a trade partner given the lackluster second baseman alternatives available in free agency.

— Paul Casella

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Infante would fill Yankees second base hole nicely. If they resign Headley that would give them a solid defensive infield and Infante will probably come back at the plate.
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