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Omar Infante flies to Venezuela following grandfather’s death

May 20, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT

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Marlins second baseman Omar Infante was scratched from the Marlins’ lineup Sunday against the Indians and placed on a flight to Venezuela after recieving news that his grandfather had died. This according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.

Infante, 30, has posted a .326/.357/.568 batting line, six home runs and 20 RBI in 140 plate appearances this season, and could be headed to his second All-Star game if he picks up where he left off upon returning to the states. Donnie Murphy filled in at second base in Sunday’s finale with Cleveland.

The Fish will place Infante on the bereavement list at some point soon. He’ll be out at least three games.

  1. Old Gator - May 20, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Sorry to hear about it, Omar. Best to you and your family at this time.

  2. patriots55 - May 20, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    RIP

  3. mungman69 - May 20, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

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