Detroit Tigers Release Brandon Inge, Will Call Up Brad Eldred

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 24: Brandon Inge #15 of the Detroit Tigers doubles to deep center field in the third inning during the game against the Seattle Mariners at Comerica Park on April 24, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Mariners defeated the Tigers 7-4. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Detroit Tigers have released Brandon Inge after a so far ineffective 2012 season.

After missing a chunk of time with injury and being somewhat ineffective since returning to the line up, the Detroit Tigers released Brandon Inge from their roster on Thursday. It's a somewhat shocking move from the Tigers as the 34 year old Inge had been a staple of their line up since 2001, even looking pretty good as recently as the 2011 playoffs. Brian Britten on twitter broke the news.

Tigers have unconditionally released Brandon Inge. Brad Eldred's contract will be purchased from Toledo on Friday.

As was said in Brian's tweet, 31 year old first baseman and outfielder Brad Eldred will be taken from AAA Toledo with Inge no longer on the Tigers roster. Eldred has been on fire in Triple A with 13 home runs in the first 20 games for the team and a hit in every single game so far.

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