Infante off baseball activities for at least week

Infante off baseball activities for at least week

DETROIT -- Although the Tigers hoped infielder Omar Infante would be able to rejoin the club this weekend, his recent setback may delay his return to mid-August.

Doctors told Infante that he wouldn't be able to participate in baseball activities for one-to-two weeks after his most recent examination, while he works to rehab and strengthen his sprained left ankle.

Infante played four innings on Thursday in a rehab start for Class A West Michigan before leaving the game. He was originally expected to play six innings.

"One more week, two more weeks, I think I'll feel better," Infante said on Friday.

Infante, on the 15-day disabled list, has been out since July 3, when he sustained the injury on a hard slide by the Blue Jays' Colby Rasmus.

Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.