Yet Infante gutted it out anyway. He managed to play in 135 regular-season games, the third highest total of his 13-year career. He also played in all 15 postseason games.
"He just did a phenomenal job for us with all he had to go through," manager Ned Yost said. "Our training staff also did a great job of getting him ready [down the stretch]."
Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jflanagankc. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.