Sources: Inge agrees to sign with A’s
The Tigers won’t have to wait long to see their former teammate Brandon Inge. Moments after he cleared waivers Sunday afternoon, he agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Oakland A’s, sources told MLB.com.
FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal first reported the agreement.
The A’s have yet to announce the deal, but that should be taken care soon. That means Inge could/should be in uniform for the A’s when they welcome the Tigers for a four-game series on Detroit’s next road trip in a week and a half.
The Tigers released Inge after Thursday’s loss to the Mariners, but he had to go through waivers for 48 hours before he was free to sign with any team. Nobody was going to claim him, because it would’ve meant picking up the remainder of the $5.5 million salary he has coming this year.
By signing him as a free agent now, the A’s are only responsible for the prorated portion of the minimum Major League salary. With a $500,000 salary, that works out to about $415,000. The Tigers owe him the rest of his contract, minus that portion.
For those wondering about when Inge might come back to Detroit, the A’s don’t visit Comerica Park until Sept. 18-20.