A's agree to deal with Brandon Inge

Associated Press  |  Last updated April 29, 2012
Third baseman Brandon Inge has agreed to terms on a contract with the Oakland Athletics. FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reported news of the agreement Sunday. Once they put him on the 40-man roster, the A's must pay Inge only a prorated portion of the $480,000 minimum - or about $412,000 - of the $5,308,743 he was owed when released by Detroit on Thursday. Inge hit .100 (2 for 20) with one homer and two RBIs in nine games this season. He turns 35 on May 19 and joins his first new team in his 12th major league season. ''It's a good feeling, but at the same time it's different,'' Inge said. ''Just spending that long in one organization, it's part of my home. But the business side of it is: sometimes you've got to realize when the end is. This is a better fit for me right now, and I'm happy to be here. I was a fan of this team when I was a kid, too. I remember watching Rickey Henderson.'' Inge was glad his time out of the game was short. ''It was good. It was three days to get my head straight, to relax a little bit, work out and get ready to come here'' he said. ''It was perfect timing.'' He'll try to fill a void at third, where the A's lost projected starter Scott Sizemore to a season-ending knee injury in the first full-squad workout Feb. 27. Oakland manager Bob Melvin likes his versatility. ''We've had some difficulty at times this year,'' Melvin said ''We're glad to have him.'' Melvin remembers Inge from his days working with Detroit. ''He's a guy I knew coming up as a bench coach,'' Melvin said. ''He could probably play everywhere except pitcher - and I'm sure he'd try that if we wanted him to. He's a great athlete.'' Inge was in the starting lineup, playing third and batting ninth for Monday's game against the Red Sox. Oakland designated infielder Luke Hughes for assignment Monday to clear roster room.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: K-State players storm student section after big win

Tony Dungy coaches his way into Canton

Top eight takeaways from NFL Honors awards

Report: Austin Rivers out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

Brett Favre Hall of Fame discussion took less than 10 seconds

WATCH: Pop wishes Kobe well in heartfelt message


Eric Berry named NFL Comeback Player of the Year

Cam Newton to be named NFL MVP

Ezekiel Elliott hung out with Jim Brown

Rickie Fowler taunted by fans over his ex-girlfriend

Roger Goodell speaks about future of Pro Bowl in annual address

Mike Krzyzewski provides an update on his health

Another star confirmed for Super Bowl 50 halftime show

WATCH: Wayne Simmonds loses his cool, earns match penalty

Winners and losers from 2016 Hall of Fame vote

Brett Favre, Tony Dungy headline Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Terrell Owens says he was not elected to Hall of Fame

Bruins prospect hit in throat with puck, taken to hospital

WATCH: Mavs rookie laughed at for trash talking Spurs bench

Norris Cole has No. 30 retired with LeBron James, New Orleans Pelicans in attendance

Three keys to victory for the Broncos in Super Bowl 50

Torrey Smith: ‘This is probably the best offense’ for Kaepernick

Byron Scott thought D’Angelo Russell would be further along

Under-the-radar Super Bowl 50 matchups

Is Tim Lincecum's run with the San Francisco Giants done?

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Five outrageous predictions for Super Bowl 50

QUIZ: Name the winning starting quarterback from every Super Bowl

The top six matchups that could decide Super Bowl 50

Seven unheralded players set to make major impacts in SB 50

10 underrated performances in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

X-factors in Super Bowl 50

NHL nightmare: No Canadian teams in playoff hunt

QUIZ: Name the Super Bowl halftime performers since 1991

Manziel's father fears for QB's life

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker