Well, it happened.
On Wednesday, the Royals designated second baseman Omar Infante for assignment, which all but assures his time with the team is over.
Infante signed a four-year deal with the Royals in December 2013 after he had a triple slash line of .318/.345/.450 for the Tigers that summer.
While he was part of two American League championship teams and the 2015 World Series champs, Infante struggled during his time in Kansas City.
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Fan reaction fell roughly into three categories: Unmitigated joy, grim realization of what needed to be done and gratitude for Infante’s time with the Royals.
There was also much rejoicing.