Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tigers Put Brandon Inge on the 15 Day DL

According to Jason Beck the Tigers have put Brandon Inge on the 15 day DL with a left groin strain.

Inge was trying to win the 2nd base job this Spring after the Tiger signed Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera moved to 3rd base. Inge needed to hit well enough to win the job according to manager Jim Leyland earlier this spring after Inge hit .197 in 2011. Inge hit only .180 in 50 at-bats this spring.

It's unclear if the Tigers will release Brandon Inge once he is able to return, however Lynn Henning of the Detroit News brings up an interesting point that the Tigers may have put Inge on the DL to try and buy some time to trade him.

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