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Brandon Inge | Second Baseman

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/19/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 188
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Virginia Commonwealth
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Pirates released INF Brandon Inge.
Inge had been designated for assignment last week. The 36-year-old has batted just .181/.204/.238 with one home run and a 32/2 K/BB ratio over 110 plate appearances this season and might have a tough time finding another gig. Wed, Jul 31, 2013 08:52:00 PM

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Pirates designated INF Brandon Inge for assignment.

Inge gets the boot with Neil Walker returning from the disabled list and Vic Black joining the active roster. The 36-year-old is batting just .181/.204/.238 with one home run and a 32/2 K/BB ratio over 110 plate appearances this season.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Brandon Inge went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer Tuesday against the Mariners.

His other hit was a double. Now that Neil Walker is healthy and Pedro Alvarez is producing, Inge's infield time is very limited. However, the Pirates have been struggling to find any sort of answer in right field, and if Inge can get hot for a little while, the Pirates have little to lose by using him out there. He'll probably just play against left-handers for now.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 01:52:00 AM

Brandon Inge will start in right field Friday for the first time in his major league career.

Inge played five innings in right field with the Tigers back in 2005, but this will be his first start. The 35-year-old has been filling in for Neil Walker (hand) at second base, but Jordy Mercer will get the start there Friday.
Fri, May 3, 2013 05:33:00 PM

Brandon Inge went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead single in the top of the eighth as the Pirates beat the Brewers 6-4 on Wednesday.

The single was a soft liner that eluded second baseman Rickie Weeks. Weeks actually kicked the ball all of the way into foul territory, allowing Inge to reach three base on the play. He then came around to score an insurance run on a rare Pedro Alvarez single. With Neil Walker hurting, Inge has started seven games since coming off the DL on April 23. He doesn't figure to have any long-term value in NL-only leagues, but he's been useful so far with his .321 average in 28 at-bats.
Wed, May 1, 2013 04:46:00 PM

Pirates activated INF Brandon Inge from the 15-day disabled list.

Inge is starting at third base in his Pirates' debut Tuesday. The 35-year-old was forced to start the season on the disabled list due to an incomplete fracture in his right scapula. He should serve as a utility infielder now that he's back to full health.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 03:48:00 PM

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Monday that Brandon Inge (shoulder) could remain on his rehab assignment until it expires on April 24.

Position players can remain on a rehab assignment for 20 days and the Pirates are prepared to keep him there for the duration. The 35-year-old is hitting .125 (4-for-32) with two homers and a double over his first 10 games. He was forced to start the season on the disabled list due to an incomplete fracture in his right scapula.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 04:31:00 PM

Brandon Inge has been diagnosed with an incomplete fracture in his right scapula (shoulder blade).

The injury does not restrict Inge when he hits or throws, so he should be able to begin a minor league rehab assignment at some point soon. The veteran infielder is likely to join the Pirates' bench by the end of April.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 10:48:00 AM

Pirates placed INF Brandon Inge on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with a right shoulder injury.

It's the same shoulder that required surgery last September. Inge batted just .162 and had 11 strikeouts in 13 games this spring. He should function as a backup infielder once he's healthy.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 05:49:00 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of INF Brandon Inge from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Inge will serve as a backup infielder this season for the Bucs. He had 12 homers and 54 RBI in 83 games last year.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 04:33:00 PM

The Pirates have committed to keeping Brandon Inge on the roster.

While Inge has made the team, he may have to begin the season on the disabled list due to lingering soreness in his right shoulder related to when he was hit by a pitch on March 14. The 35-year-old will function as a backup infielder once he's healthy.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 09:35:00 AM

Brandon Inge was scratched from the lineup Friday due to lingering soreness in his right shoulder blade.

Inge originally suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch on March 14. X-rays were negative, but it's not known how long he might be out. Inge is batting just .156/.206/.156 this spring as he tries to win a bench spot.
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 12:52:00 PM

Brandon Inge went 0-for-2 on Thursday and is 3-for-22 with no extra-base hits as he attempts to win a spot on Pittsburgh's bench.

Inge is coming back from right shoulder surgery, and it appears that he might not be 100 percent yet. It doesn't bode well for his chances of sticking. He can opt for free agency at the end of the month if he doesn't make the Pirates.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 04:11:00 PM

Brandon Inge will test out his surgically-repaired right shoulder in a split-squad game on Sunday.

The veteran infielder is vying for a bench role with the Pirates this season, and needs to get into action quickly if he's to have any hope at cracking the Opening Day roster. Despite his inability to make consistent contact, his power and defensive versatility could play well off the bench.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 06:43:00 PM

Brandon Inge has a late-March opt-out clause in his new minor league contract with the Pirates.

In other words, he can become a free agent if it appears unlikely that he's going to have a spot on the Pirates' Opening Day roster. Inge hit just .218/.275/.383 last year but slugged 12 home runs in 83 games. Pittsburgh has been missing that kind of pop on the bench.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 10:45:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
1B1Ike Davis
2Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Josh Harrison
3Michael Martinez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Pedro Alvarez
2Brent Morel
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Travis Snider
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Edinson Volquez
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Ernesto Frieri
3Tony Watson
4Justin Wilson
5Jared Hughes
6Stolmy Pimentel
7Jeanmar Gomez