Bad news on Brandon Inge: Non-displaced fracture of 5th metacarpal on left hand. #Tigers expect him out 4-6 weeks.
Inge was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the third inning and left in the fourth. When he was hit, it didn't look like he was hurt too bad. He actually seemed a bit irked that the trainer came out there and was content with shaking it off. Obviously we now know that he was hurt beyond something you can just shake off, as the Tigers will be without their third baseman for 4-6 weeks.
What this means in the short term is that you can add third baseman to the list of needs the Tigers have as we near the trade deadline. Although Inge is expected to be back right around the end of August/start of September, the Tigers are going to need someone of a major-league caliber to fill in for him for the time being. While the Tigers probably could get by with someone from Toledo (i.e. Jeff Larish), especially if they're out of the AL Central race by the end of the month, competing for a division title will likely require a move of some kind to fill the void created by this injury.