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  1. Brandon Inge DFA’d by the Pirates

    Jul 23, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

    Brandon Inge

    Brandon Inge — a guy who has gotten more chances in the bigs than a lot of people ever thought he would — was designated for assignment by the Pirates today. Inge hit just .181/.204/.238 in 110 plate appearances this year. Over the past three with the Pirates, A’s and Tigers he hasn’t been substantially more…

  2. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 6, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT

    Carlos Gonzalez

    Rockies 12, Reds 4: The Colorado Wrecking Crew: Carlos Gonzalez hit three home runs and drove in six. Troy Tulowitzki hit two of his own. Pedro Villarreal had no idea what hit him. White Sox 7, Mariners 5: You figure if you score five runs in the top of an extra inning that you’re gonna…

  3. Brandon Inge breaks up Julio Teheran’s no-hitter with four outs to go

    Jun 5, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v New York Mets

    UPDATE: Brandon Inge delivered a pinch-hit single into left field to break up Teheran’s no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning. ========== Braves rookie Julio Teheran has a no-hitter through seven innings today against the Pirates. Teheran, who ranked as a top 50 prospect coming into the season according to both Baseball America and…

  4. Pirates activate Neil Walker from the disabled list

    May 13, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

    Neil Walker AP

    Pittsburgh activated Neil Walker from the disabled list after the second baseman missed three weeks with a lacerated finger. Walker needed six stitches after being spiked by Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma on April 27. After initially turning to Brandon Inge at second base in Walker’s absence the Pirates moved on to Jordy Mercer. But despite…

  5. Pirates place Neil Walker on DL with lacerated hand

    May 3, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    neil walker getty

    Neil Walker hasn’t played since being spiked on the right hand by Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma and needing six stitches on April 27, and the Pirates have finally placed him on the disabled list. Walker has been able to take ground balls and throw, but the deep laceration has made gripping and swinging a bat…

  6. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 2, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT

    Mets Marlins Baseball

    Mets 7, Marlins 6:  Jordany Valdespin hit a pinch-hit three run homer in the sixth to put the Mets up to stay, breaking their six game losing streak. But Terry Collins is on the hot seat! No he isn’t! Yes he is! She’s my daughter! [slap] My sister! [slap!] My daughter … Nationals 2, Braves 0: The Nats finally…

  7. Neil Walker receives six stitches in finger after slide into second base

    Apr 27, 2013, 9:32 AM EDT

    Neil Walker

    The Pirates could be without their starting second baseman for a little while. According to Tom Singer of MLB.com, Neil Walker required six stitches in the knuckle of his right index finger last night after he attempted to break up a double play and had his hand stepped on by Cardinals’ shortstop Pete Kozma. You…

  8. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 25, 2013, 6:54 AM EDT

    New York Mets' Valdespin celebrates after hitting grand-slam walk-off home run off Los Angeles Dodgers' Wall in MLB game in New York

    Mets 7, Dodgers 3: Jordany Valdespin with a walkoff grand slam. See, good things happen when he doesn’t try to bunt. Reds 1, Cubs 0: Mat Latos tossed seven shutout innings and Broxton and Chapman finished it off. Tough luck for Jeff Samardzija who struck out eight in six innings, but he’s gonna have to get used…

  9. Pirates activate Brandon Inge from disabled list

    Apr 23, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

    Brandon Inge

    When he wasn’t busy having peanuts thrown at him and nearly getting into fights with Triple-A fans Brandon Inge hit just .180 in 18 games on a minor-league rehab assignment, but the Pirates have added him to the roster anyway. Inge is activated from the disabled list, starting at third base, and batting seventh tonight…

  10. Fan throws peanuts at Brandon Inge, almost starts fight

    Apr 17, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers' Brandon Inge horses around during their MLB spring training workout in Lakeland, Florida

    Brandon Inge is trying to make his way back to the majors with the Pirates by playing at Triple-A and last night he almost got into a fight with a Toledo Mud Hens fan throwing peanuts at him. John Wagner of the Toledo Blade sets the scene: According to eyewitness reports, in the early innings…

  11. 2013 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 22, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Chris Young, Yoenis Cespedes

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Oakland Athletics. The Big Question: How in the heck did the A’s do it in 2012, and can they…

  12. Pirates strike minor league contract with Brandon Inge

    Feb 12, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT

    brandon inge getty

    Danny Knobler of CBS Sports has the scoop: Brandon Inge is close to signing with the Pirates, according to sources. Inge is expected to sign a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training. The 35-year-old infielder batted just .218/.275/.383 across 331 plate appearances last season between the Tigers and Athletics. But he does boast some pop,…

  13. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  14. Marlins sign Placido Polanco to one-year contract

    Dec 20, 2012, 2:16 PM EDT

    Placido Polanco

    UPDATE: It’s now official. ========== Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins are close to signing Placido Polanco to a one-year, $2.75 million deal, which I suppose beats the other two old, not-very-good third basemen they were linked to yesterday: Miguel Tejada and Brandon Inge. Polanco is 37 years old and has…

  15. Marlins “checking out Miguel Tejada in winter ball”

    Dec 19, 2012, 10:37 AM EDT

    miguel-tejada-giants

    How desperate are the Marlins for a third baseman? Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that they’ve been “checking out Miguel Tejada in winter ball” and “also kicked the tires on” Placido Polanco and Brandon Inge. Tejada is 38. Polanco is 37. Inge is 35. And none of them have posted an OPS above .750 in…

  16. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

    joakim soria getty

    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  17. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 29, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    gold glove

    I stopped caring about the Gold Glove awards sometime between designated hitter Rafael Palmeiro winning one as a “first baseman” and Derek Jeter winning five as a “shortstop” but MLB has announced three (or four) finalists per league at each position and here they are: (Note: Coaches and managers vote for the Gold Glove award…

  18. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-81

    Sep 5, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Ben Sheets

    It’s getting to be that time of year, so here is the first of two stabs at a Top 111 free agents list. The other will come shortly after the World Series concludes. Players are ranked based on how I believe teams perceive them, not how I view them myself. Essentially, I rank the players…

  19. Brandon Inge needs shoulder surgery

    Sep 2, 2012, 9:41 AM EDT

    brandon inge getty

    Brandon Inge is done for the 2012 season. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the veteran third baseman re-injured his right shoulder on Saturday night in the A’s 7-1 victory over the Red Sox and will undergo surgery in a week that will require six months of recovery time. “My damn shoulder…

  20. Some people are born to do Brandon Inge injury updates

    Aug 24, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    Brandon Inge Getty

    I went out drinking with a big group of people last night and one of them was a HardballTalk reader who remarked that he can usually tell who wrote posts without actually looking at the bylines. I asked for an example, so he said a few things Calcaterra tends to focus on and a few…

  21. Brandon Inge is tougher than you, but still headed to the DL

    Aug 14, 2012, 1:33 PM EDT

    Riggs

    As expected the A’s have placed third baseman Brandon Inge on the disabled list with a dislocated shoulder suffered in Saturday’s game. Inge has been terrible offensively despite a hot start with the A’s, hitting just .224 with a .669 OPS in 73 games, although as usual his defense at third base has been solid.…

  22. Rays strike out 21 batters, lose in 15 innings anyway

    Jul 31, 2012, 3:38 AM EDT

    David Price

    The Rays had MLB’s highest strikeout game in five years Monday, fanning 21 A’s in 15 innings, only to lose 4-3 on a Jemile Weeks sacrifice fly. The 21 strikeouts were a franchise record for Tampa Bay, as well as a franchise record for A’s hitters. It was the first team a team has struck…

  23. The A’s, Blue Jays and Red Sox are interested in Hanley Ramirez

    Jul 24, 2012, 11:37 AM EDT

    hanley getty

    This morning we heard that the Marlins are making Hanley Ramirez available. Bob Nightengale reports that he’s in demand: The Oakland #Athletics,desperate for infield help,have jumped into trade talks for #Marlins Hanley Ramirez, joining #BlueJays and #RedSox. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 24, 2012 He’d represent an upgrade for the A’s, no doubt. At least…

  24. A’s sweep Yankees, win fifth straight by one run

    Jul 22, 2012, 8:26 PM EDT

    Coco Crisp

    It took them 12 innings this time, but the A’s completed a four-game sweep of the Yankees on Sunday, this time winning 5-4. They’ve won five straight games by exactly one run. The A’s are the first team since the 1999 Marlins to win five straight by the slimmers of margins. The streak started with…

  25. Surprising A’s are pursuing a shortstop

    Jul 17, 2012, 12:20 AM EDT

    Cliff Pennington

    With Cliff Pennington continue to hover around the Mendoza Line, the A’s are hunting for a shortstop, FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal reports. The A’s are winners of nine of their last 10 games and are now 46-43 for the season, putting themselves right in the mix for a wild card spot. Rosenthal lists Toronto’s Yunel Escobar…

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