Found February 12, 2013 on
The Detroit Sports Site:
Brandon Inge, whose long Detroit Tigers career came to an end when he was released last season, has contract offers on the table from two different (and unidentified) MLB teams, according to a report by MLB.com’s Evan Drellich.
Drellich reported that both deals would provide Inge a minor-league contract with a spring-training invite.
After the Tigers cut Inge loose following a 2-for-20 start to the 2012 season, the veteran third baseman signed on in Oakland. There, he proceeded to belt 11 homers and drive in 52 runs in 74 games, before suffering a shoulder injury in mid-August.
Inge underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right (throwing) shoulder in September.
BEST OF MAXIM
Last night we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were close to a deal with Brandon Inge. This morning the team made the move official via press release. Inge is coming in on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. There are now 61 players in camp. The Spring Training tracker has been updated.
Born: May 19, 1977
Drafted: 2nd Round, 57th Overall, 1998 (Tigers)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
College: Virginia Commonwealth University
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Inge has had an interesting career. He was considered a strong prospect coming up with...
Brandon Inge is 35 years old and still reinventing himself. The diminutive
catcher turned third baseman looks to extend his career again, this time as a
member of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Inge agreed to a minor league deal
yesterday that includes an invitation to the Pirates major league camp.
Only 5'11" 190 lbs., the Lynchburg,
Virginia native spent his...
The Pittsburgh Pirates are close to a deal with Brandon Inge, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.
Brandon Inge is close to a deal with the Pirates. Minor-league deal with spring invite. cbsprt.co/X6iavW
— DKnobler (@DKnobler) February 13, 2013
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