Inge completes rehab assignment in Toledo
It appears that Brandon Inge will be activated from the disabled list when he’s eligible on Saturday. With the Mud Hens going on the road for the next eight days, Inge started at second base and went 0-for-3 before confirming to John Wagner of the Toledo Blade that he’ll rejoin the Tigers in Chicago.
Wagner’s full recap on Inge’s night, including a pair of difficult plays at second base, is available here.
“I had a couple of plays running both ways,” Inge told The Blade. “Once I covered those, there really wasn’t anything else [to test]. I had a couple plays backwards, and I’m happy where I am right now.”
At the plate, Inge went 0-for-3 with two walks on the night, and 1-for-9 over his three-game stint.
“The timing will come back,” Inge told The Blade. “I’m not worried about the results right now. When you’re going through a rehab, getting timing, seeing the pitches and drawing walks is important. I really didn’t get many good pitches to hit. They weren’t throwing me much — which was kind of funny.”
Inge will physically rejoin the Tigers in Chicago on Friday ahead of their Saturday afternoon game, which starts at 4 p.m. ET. Once the Tigers activate Inge, he’s expected to assume a platoon role at second base, starting against some but not all left-handed pitchers.