Injured on an errant pitch in Game 4 of the World Series, Detroit Tigers infielder Omar Infante is expected to be fully recovered before spring training begins, according to a report by James Schmehl of MLive.com.
Infante, 30, did not require surgery following the injury, but still suffered a non-displaced fracture on his left hand due to the wild pitch. Expected to once again hold down the second base position for Jim Leyland's team in 2013, the organization will not have to worry about limiting Infante's involvement in the early going, according to Leyland.
"I have not talked to him, but to my knowledge, he'll be absolutely 100 percent," Leyland said.
Infante hit just .257 with the Tigers since arriving from Miami via midseason trade along with pitcher Anibal Sanchez, but racked up 15 hits over 13 postseason games to play an integral role in Detroit's run to the World Series. Even though Infante does not appear to have an abundance of competition at the position at this very moment, it's promising for the Tigers that he will not be forced to miss any activities with the team this spring.