Omar Infante injury: Tigers 2B out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

Doug Pensinger

Detroit Tigers infielder Omar Infante suffered a fractured hand when hit by a pitch in Game 4 of the World Series. He's expected to be out of action for four to six weeks.

General manager Dave Dombrowski says the injury Omar Infante sustained in the World Series will put him out of action for four to six weeks, reports Chris Lott. Infante was hit on the hand by a 94-mph fastball from Santiago Casilla in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 4.

Infante left the game immediately, and was replaced by Danny Worth. X-rays revealed that he had a fractured fifth metacarpal. The injury will not require surgery. This is not Infante's first hand injury. The veteran infielder suffered similar injuries in the 2008 and 2009 seasons, when he was a member of the Atlanta Braves.

Infante had 15 hits in 50 postseason at-bats, and five hits in 15 World Series at-bats. He played in 64 games for the Tigers in 2012, hitting .257 with a .283 on-base percentage and a .385 slugging average. That's down slightly from a career slash line of .275/.315/.397.

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