Infante and the Royals have agreed to terms on a 4-year, $30 million deal, according to Buster Olney of ESPN. The deal will come to around $30.5 million including incentives, according to reports. Expect Infante to be a good piece at second base for a team in the Royals that needed one somewhat desperately.
In 2013, Infante hit .318/.345/.450 (113 OPS+) with 10 home runs and 51 RBI in 118 games with the Detroit Tigers. Over his career, Infante has hit .297/.319/.402 (93 OPS+), while averaging 10 home runs and 56 RBI per 162 games. The Royals as a ball club had a 28th-worst OPS from second baseman in 2013 (.600). Infante will be an immediate upgrade.