Found February 18, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
BRADENTON, Fla. In an era of innings limits and tightly controlled offseason regimens, most baseball training routines sound similar. Then theres Brandon Inge. Inge, the longtime Detroit Tigers infielder, contributed to the Oakland Athletics as a midseason pickup in 2012 before extensive right shoulder surgery ended his year in September. After rehabilitating the injury for the rest of the calendar year, Inge changed course dramatically during the final weeks of the offseason: He began mixed martial arts training with Mike Barwis, a Michigan-based strength and conditioning coach. Inge, who still resides in Michigan during the offseason, trained with Barwis during the winter, as did fellow professional baseball players Mitch Maier, Ryan LaMarre and Alan Oaks. But they didnt join Inge in cross-training. "None of the other guys wanted to get involved, because we started getting intense, Inge said Monday at the Pittsburgh Pirates spring complex. People were like, Nuh-uh. Spa...
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