The Detroit Tigers officially announced on Thursday morning that have released third baseman Brandon Inge who had demoted to a backup role with the club after slugger Miguel Cabrera moved to third base.
This move should come as no surprise for Detroit fans who have only seen Inge appear in nine games, going 2-for-20 for a .100 average to go with a single home run and just two RBs.
Nevertheless, despite those poor numbers, it is rumored the Minnesota Twins are interested in the 34-year old veteran who had spent his entire major league career in Detroit after debut in the Motor City in 2001.
The move is an interesting one for sure, and would allow the Twins to add depth at the hot corner behind Sean Burroughs but in front of Danny Valencia who would likely be shipped off to Class AAA Rochester to continue developing his game.
The Tigers who still owe Inge $5.5 million this year, will hope someone snatches him up as the club who does so will owe him the pro-rated major league minimum.
La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the Baltimore Orioles also have interest in the veteran.