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Brandon Inge breaks his finger, will miss 4-6 weeks

Jul 20, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

The Tigers are suffering through a nightmare losing streak right now, and it just got worse: Brandon Inge broke a bone in his left hand after getting smacked with a Scott Feldman pitch last night and the third baseman is going to miss 4-6 weeks.

In a season when the Tigers are suffering from multiple holes in the lineup the last thing they need is to lose a guy who has given them steady production.  Shortstop was already a concern, but with Inge’s loss the entire right side of the infield is in need of fixing.

Possibilities? Johnny Peralta. Mike Lowell. Ty Wigginton. The usual suspects people have mentioned.  But it does seem like the Tigers are going to need to make a significant move now, not just to improve a struggling team, but to help cover for Inge’s absence.

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