OT: Adam Wilk called up to Detroit, will start on Saturday

OT: Adam Wilk called up to Detroit, will start on Saturday

Submitted by Moleskyn on April 10th, 2012 at 12:05 PM

With Fister going on the DL over the weekend, someone obviously was going to have to take his spot. Well, it looks like the decision has been made (per Chris Iott, MLive):

The Tigers selected Wilk to start Saturday against the White Sox in Chicago. The Tigers needed a starting pitcher to take the place of Doug Fister, who went on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a left costochondral strain.

Andy Oliver and Casey Crosby both struggled in their starts (Sunday and Monday, respectively), while Wilk posted a really solid outing: 5 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 6 Ks, 0 runs allowed.

The other good news? The player to be demoted to make room for Wilk is Brandon Inge!

Inge will be the designated hitter tonight for the Mud Hens as he begins a rehabilitation assignment from a left hamstring strain. He is eligible to return from the disabled list Saturday.

Let's hope he tears it up in Toledo, thus improving his trade stock, and someone bites and makes an offer for him.

OT - Tigers Place Inge and Damon on Waivers

OT - Tigers Place Inge and Damon on Waivers

Submitted by hockeyguy9125 on August 20th, 2010 at 1:56 PM


This is from Buster Olney. The Tigers placed Inge and Damon on waivers Thursday. He also tweeted that teams are interested. If they clear waivers, they could be traded. What do you think about getting rid of Inge and Damon? Should they try to get prospects for these guys or keep them and try to resign them for the future?

OT: Tigers 8/4 Open Thread - Inge's Return

OT: Tigers 8/4 Open Thread - Inge's Return

Submitted by Geaux_Blue on August 4th, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Supposedly returning to third base and batting sixth in the lineup.


Inge is expected to be in the starting lineup and at third base on Wednesday night against the White Sox at Comerica Park. Jhonny Peralta, the third baseman the Tigers acquired from Cleveland last week to fill in for Inge, could shift to shortstop or designated hitter.


OT: Brandon Inge once made Chuck Norris cry

OT: Brandon Inge once made Chuck Norris cry

Submitted by Blazefire on July 9th, 2009 at 1:40 PM

Okay, so I'm browsing at mlive, and a link leads me to a discussion of some of the stuff Inge has done, for the sake of voting him into the All-Star game. Based on the direction the list went at the end, it couldn't be avoided.

The list included:

* Inge was a closer in college at VCU, and would come into games from third base without warming up in the bullpen. Against my alma mater, Inge came in and struck out the side with nine straight fastballs, topping out at 96 MPH.

* Inge reportedly hit a home run off of the Comerica Park scoreboard with a metal bat. That scoreboard is well over 500 ft away from home plate.

* He can dunk a basketball, kick a 50-yard field goal, and drive a golf ball 400 yards.

And so I add:

Brandon Inge once hit a home run by giving a ball sitting on the ground a stern look until it picked itself up and ran clear over the center field wall.

Brandon Inge does not drive himself to Comerica Park. He teleports there on pure will power.

OT: Inge in the All-Star Game

OT: Inge in the All-Star Game

Submitted by TomW09 on June 24th, 2009 at 9:10 AM

So what are the chances of Inge making the All-Star game as a reserve?

.278, 17 HR, 49 RBI, .371 OBP

Several 3B have higher averages, but Inge leads all 3B in homers and is third in RBI. Assuming (pretty much a given) that Longoria wins the vote, here's Inge's main competition:

Scott Rolen: .332, 5 HR, 25 RBI
Chone Figgins: .323, 1 HR, 20 RBI, 22 SB
Michael Young: .315, 10 HR, 27 RBI
Mike Lowell: .286, 10 HR, 41 RBI

Right now, I think it's a pretty tough call. Rolen and Figgins have great averages, but Inge blows them out of the water with the power numbers. Young has decent all around numbers, but again, Inge almost doubles the power production. Lowell is a distant consideration - You have to think some of those RBIs are a product of the great offense around him.

If Inge can get the average to .290 in the next two weeks, I think there's a chance. I'm a huge Inge fan so maybe I'm a bit biased, but I would love to see it happen.

Another thing that may hurt him is that the Tigers will send 3 players for sure already - possibly four if Granderson really turns it on.