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Brandon Inge rejoins A’s after two weeks on disabled list

May 28, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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Brandon Inge is back with the A’s after missing 14 games with a groin injury, as Oakland activated the veteran third baseman from the disabled list and optioned Anthony Recker to Triple-A.

Inge signed with the A’s after being released by the Tigers and provided an unexpected spark for the lineup, smacking four homers and driving in 17 runs in just 11 games following years of being a terrible hitter.

Josh Donaldson started all 14 games at third base in his absence, but hit just .180 with one homer and a .516 OPS to continue his season-long struggles. Inge is playing third base and batting fifth this afternoon against Minnesota.

  1. toewsingkaner - May 28, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Glad Inge is back. That means 1 less major league wanna-be starting for the A’s.

    • baseballisboring - May 28, 2012 at 2:42 PM

      I think he’s a major league wannabe at this point…

  2. APBA Guy - May 28, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    They’ll use Donaldson and Inge (3rd choice) to back up Suzuki at catcher-who’s banged up himself. Risky, especially if Zuk goes down in the next day or two.

    Donaldson showed a lot of hustle at 3rd, but had way too many 0-4’s during that 2 weeks that Inge was gone.

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