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Marlins activate Omar Infante from disabled list

Aug 20, 2011, 9:43 AM EDT

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As expected, the Marlins have activated Omar Infante from the disabled list and optioned Ozzie Martinez to Triple-A New Orleans.

Infante hasn’t played since August 4 due to a broken right middle finger. The 29-year-old second baseman is batting .279/.324/.364 with three homers, 34 RBI and a .688 OPS over 468 plate appearances this season. The injury was unfortunately timed, as he was hitting .411 (30-for-73) since the All-Star break.

Infante, who was acquired from the Braves in the Dan Uggla trade last November, is making $2.5 million this season and will be a free agent this offseason. He has expressed a desire to re-sign with the Marlins for the opening of their new stadium at the former Orange Bowl site.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 20, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    D. J., it’s still the Orange Bowl site, and only that manifold of the imagination which erases forever that beloved spam can from the mind of man, if not from reality itself (to the extent that reality obtains in Macondo) can ever make it the former Orange Bowl site. Kapice?

    Meanwhilst, they should have activated Infante during the late unlamented home stand. There was a lot of lightning here that week. Now Scrooge McLoria is going to have to pay Pacific Power and Light for the electricity they needed to get him off the slab in San Diego.

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