SEATTLE - MAY 26: Brandon Inge #15 of the Detroit Tigers throws to first base during action against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on May 26, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners defeated the Tigers 5-4. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Brandon Inge Injury: Second Baseman To Rejoin Tigers In Chicago

Brandon Inge has completed his rehab assignment in Toledo and will rejoin the Tigers for their series in Chicago against the White Sox.

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Brandon Inge Injury: Inge Set To Start On Sunday, Tigers Send Worth, Villareal To Toledo

Detroit Tigers infielder Brandon Inge is back with the big club after rehabbing in Toledo and is reportedly set to start for the Tigers on Sunday against the Chicago White Sox, according to Detroit beat writer Chris Iott.

Iott also reports that the Tigers made room on the roster for Inge and pitcher Adam Wilk by sending infielder Danny Worth and right-handed reliever Bryan Villarreal to Toledo. The right-handed hitting Inge will likely start at second base on Sunday with left-handed pitcher Chris Sale throwing for the White Sox. After suffering a groin injury toward the end of spring training, Inge will make his 2012 debut for the Tigers while trying to stay healthy and solidify the second base position for the team.

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Brandon Inge Will Rejoin Tigers For Chicago Series

Brandon Inge has completed his rehab assignment in Toledo and will rejoin the Tigers in Chicago for the weekend series against the White Sox, according to MLIVE. Inge was placed on the 15-day DL with a groin injury that kept him out of the latter part of Spring Training, which was retroactive to March 30.

In three games with the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate, the two-time Tigers Heart and Hustle Award winner was just 1-for-9 with three walks and a strikeout. He played two games at second base and feels ready to go:

"I had a couple of plays running both ways," Inge said of the game Thursday night. "Once I covered those, there really wasn't anything else (to test). I had a couple plays backwards, and I'm happy where I am right now."

Inge struggled in his Spring Training tryout for the second base job, but it looked like it was his anyway before injuring his groin. Lucky for him, Ryan Raburn has started the season 2-for-19.

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Brandon Inge Injury: Third Baseman Placed On 15-Day DL

On Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers placed third baseman Brandon Inge on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left groin, according to MLive.com.

The 15-day timeframe will be backdated to March 30.

If there's a silver lining, Inge's injury finalizes the Tigers' 25-man roster without them having to make any cuts before opening day.

For now, the move essentially allows the team to keep outfielders Clete Thomas, Andy Dirks and infielder Danny Worth -- barring an acquisition from outside the organization.

But a move will be required next week when the team calls up left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly, who is not on the 40-man roster, for his start April 12.

A move will, however, be required to activate Inge, who can come off the DL on April 14.

Inge, who made his major league debut in 2001, has spent his entire career with Detroit. Last season was his worst since he was a rookie: In 102 games he hit just .197 with a .265 OBP. His 53 hits, three home runs and 23 RBI were all the lowest since his rookie campaign, when he played just 79 games.

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