Lower back spasms puts Infante on sidelines

Lower back spasms puts Infante on sidelines

DETROIT -- The Tigers were without Omar Infante for a month due to his sprained left ankle until he returned from the 15-day disabled list on Monday. Now he's out of the lineup again on Sunday with lower back spasms and a tight left quadriceps.

Infante said his leg and lower back both tightened up while running home during a successful suicide-squeeze play in the second inning Saturday. He exited the game in the seventh.

"Just coming from my ankle problems, I think it's coming from that," Infante said. "I don't know. It's the first time it's happened to me. I have the day off today, day off tomorrow and we'll see how I feel Tuesday."

Infante is 9-for-23 at the plate since returning from the DL. He was replaced by Ramon Santiago at second base for Sunday's series finale against the Royals.

"I feel better today, more loose," Infante said. "They gave me a pill, a muscle relaxer, and I feel better."

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