If you thought it looked dirty, well, get in line. So did the Tigers. Omar Infante left Wednesday’s 6-2 win over the Blue Jays after Colby Rasmus barreled into him with a hard and what appeared to be a late slide attempting to break up a double play. While X-rays came back negative, Infante has a left shin contusion and will be further evaluated Thursday. He was in obvious pain in the Rogers Centre visitors clubhouse afterward, his leg and shin taped heavily as he moved around gingerly on crutches. “I know you have to break up a double play,” Infante said after hobbling over to eat a postgame meal kindly put together for him by Alex Avila. “But not like that. “That was too much.” Infante even watched the replay to make sure it backed up his opinion. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Rajai Davis hit a slow roller to shortstop Jhonny Peralta, who had to charge the ball before flipping it over to Infante. So, because the play was slow to develop, Rasmus already was closing in on Infante — and, thus, it had the appearance to some of a late and reckless slide. Infante immediately hit the ground and started rolling over, in severe pain, after Rasmus’ knee collided with the shin. Tigers staff rushed onto the field, and while Infante did quickly get up and walk around, he needed assistance walking off the field. Ramon Santiago replaced him at second base. “That was very dirty,” starting pitcher Max Scherzer said. “I didn’t like that all.
Hard slide clips Omar Infante, leaves Tigers fuming
Detroit News | Jul 4