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Tigers To Put Brandon Inge Through Waivers This Week?

Last week, it was erroneously reported that Brandon Inge had been put through waivers by the Tigers and claimed by the Braves. The initial report, which was later retracted, led many to believe that the Tigers were going to make a move to deal Inge, who becomes a free agent at the end of the season.

This week, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Inge is expected to actually be put through waivers. Now, just because a player is put through waivers doesn't mean he will be dealt, but it makes it possible, and with a team like the Cardinals reportedly interested in the third baseman, it's possible that he will be claimed.

If a team does claim Inge, a number of things can happen, including Inge being traded or retained if the Tigers pull him off waivers. A full explanation of the waiver wire can be found here.

What this means for Inge is unknown right now. Considering most players are put through waivers at some point this month, it's definitely possible that the Tigers have no interest in getting rid of him. On the other hand, because he does become a free agent at the end of the season, the Tigers may believe it would be worthwhile to deal him. Right now that remains to be seen, and unless a team actually claims Inge or he clears waivers and is traded, the Tigers' intentions may be kept quiet.