It didn’t take long for Brandon Inge to find a new home.
The veteran third baseman is reported to have signed a contract with the Oakland Athletics according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal.
The 34-year old, who was given his unconditional release by the Tigers last week, played his last game for them Tuesday and went 1-for-2 with a double and a runs scored against the Mariners.
Although the Tigers will be responsible for Inge’s $5.5 million salary, the A’s will still have to pay the pro-rated major league minimum salary.
Inge played all 12 of his major league seasons with the Tigers since 2001, but was just 2-for-20 in nine games this year with a .100 batting average and OBP.
He batted under .200 in 102 games in 2011, and is three years past his prime of hitting 27 homers with 84 runs batted in during one of his most productive campaigns.
Oakland makes sense, with the team searching for more production at the hot corner.