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CHICAGO WHITE SOX VS DETROIT TIGERS
Detroit Tigers' Omar Infante sits on the bench in the ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan on August 21, 2006. The Tigers defeated the White Sox 7-1. (UPI Photo/Scott R. Galvin)
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Omar Rafael Infante (born December 26, 1981 in Puerto la Cruz, Anzoátegui, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball utility player who is currently on the Florida Marlins. He bats and throws right-handed.

In his career, Infante is a .272 hitter with 46 home runs and 295 RBI in 892 games.

Infante entered the 2003 season as the starting shortstop for the Detroit Tigers. Ramón Santiago, considered a better glove-man started the season at second base. Considered 2 of the Tigers better prospects, both proved overmatched; Infante hit only .222 with 0 home runs and 8 RBI in over 200 at-bats. Midway through the season, Tigers manager Alan Trammell sent Infante to the minor leagues for failiing to hustle on a consistent basis. Santiago switched to shortstop after Infante was sent down.

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