Monday Jan. 12, 2009
ATLANTA (AP) -- Utilityman Omar Infante has agreed to a two-year contract with the Atlanta Braves.
Infante started 77 games at five positions for Atlanta last season. The deal announced Monday includes a club option for 2011. Infante would have been eligible for free agency after next season.
Infante hit .293 with 24 doubles, three home runs and 40 RBIs in 2008. He hit .341 with runners in scoring position.
He started 26 games at third base and 26 in left field. He also started at shortstop, second base and center field and appeared in 96 games.
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