Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has decided to rest second baseman Omar Infante on Sunday after Infante left Saturday night's game with the Kansas City Royals early. MLB.com's Jason Beck and Bobby Nightengale discussed Infante's early exit in a post-game report. Infante experienced back spasms and left the game in the seventh inning. Tigers beat writer Matthew Mowery confirmed the lineup change.
Infante out of #Tigers lineup after leaving Saturday night's game with back spasms
— Matthew B. Mowery (@matthewbmowery) August 18, 2013
Instead, Ramon Santiago will play second base on Sunday as the Tigers have announced.
#Tigers lineup: Jackson 8, Hunter 9, Cabrera 5, Fielder 3, Martinez DH, Dirks 7, Pena 2, Santiago 4, Iglesias 6. Scherzer is starting.
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 18, 2013
Infante missed approximately one month from early July to early August with a sprained ankle. It is incertain how many games he will miss now. He is listed as day-to-day.
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