When Brandon Inge was hit by a pitch against the Rangers and broke his hand back on July 19, his prognosis was a recovery time of four to six weeks. As we learned yesterday, however, Inge was way ahead of schedule with his recovery and was able to begin a rehab stint with West Michigan last night. That rehab stint went so well (Inge had two doubles and an RBI) that Inge didn't need to spend any more time on the west side of the state, as he is returning to the Tigers tonight.
After two weeks of surviving without key bats in the lineup, the Tigers finally get somebody back. They activated Brandon Inge from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, the first day he was eligible after fracturing his left hand on July 19.
Inge is expected to be in Detroit's starting lineup at third base 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 over to shortstop or designated hitter.
Inge is going to take Danny Worth's spot on the roster, as he is headed to the disabled list with a bruised left heel.