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Kansas City Royals place Omar Infante on 15-day disabled list


Already hurting for offense, the Kansas City Royals will now be without one of their table-setters for a while.

On Tuesday the team placed infielder Omar Infante on the 15-day disabled list with an ailing back. According to Dick Kaegel of MLB.com:

Second baseman Omar Infante‘s ailing back has put him on the 15-day disabled list.

To replace Infante on the roster, the Royals recalled infielder Pedro Ciriaco from Triple-A Omaha.

Infante missed the Royals’ past five games because of back inflammation and Johnny Giavotella was called up from Omaha to replace him at second base in the past three games at Seattle.”

Infante, who has also missed time with a jaw injury, has batted .267/.376/.392 in 30 games this season. As for the Royals, they are at the bottom of the league with 148 runs scored so far. Many of these struggles can be attributed to a power outage; they are last in all of baseball with only 16 home runs. But there is more to it their issues than that; the Royals will need some production from the veteran Infante if they are going to find enough offense to matter in 2014.

The Royals signed Infante to a four-year, $30 million deal this off-season.

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