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Tigers place 2B Omar Infante on DL with ankle injury

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Tigers 2B Omar Infante has been placed on the disabled list with an ankle sprain. (USATSI)
Tigers 2B Omar Infante has been placed on the disabled list with an ankle sprain. (USATSI)

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Although the Tigers were hoping that second baseman Omar Infante could avoid a trip to the 15-day DL, they've now deactivated him as a result of the ankle injury he suffered against the Blue Jays last Wednesday. The move is retroactive to July 4.

This season, the 31-year-old Infante is batting .309/.340/.447 in 76 games. He's been replaced on the active roster by 22-year-old Hernan Perez.

Perez in 2013 has an Infante-like line of .300/.324/.422 for Double-A Erie. He's also tallied 28 doubles and stolen 24 bases in 31 attempts this season. On Tuesday night, Perez will be in the Detroit lineup, manning second and batting eighth.

 
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