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Tigers Place Brandon Inge On Disabled List, Call Up Omir Santos

Detroit Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge is headed to the 15-day disabled list. He isn't going to be out with an injury, but rather he will miss time due to mononucleosis.

To fill his spot on the roster for the time being, the Tigers have recalled catcher Omir Santos from Toledo. Santos spent time on the roster earlier in the season when Victor Martinez was out with an injury, and now he is back on the roster for at least the weekend.

With Magglio Ordonez making a rehab appearance with the Mud Hens on Friday and the possibility of him rejoining the Tigers next week being talked about, Santos very well could be with Detroit for only a few days. Ordonez would likely take Santos' roster spot once he comes off the disabled list, so it's likely that Santos was called up just to fill a roster spot and nothing more.

Inge's replacement at third base will likely be a combination of Don Kelly and Danny Worth. Perhaps if Worth moves to third, Ryan Raburn will actually play his so-called every day position more often.