Brandon Inge Headed To Disabled List With Groin Soreness

Brandon Inge of the Oakland Athletics hits a three-run home run against the Detroit Tigers at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The A's made a great pickup in Brandon Inge, but now he's injured.

Brandon Inge never hit for much batting average, but he did occasionally have decent power years. He hadn't had one since 2009, though, which is one reason the Tigers released him.

Picked up by the Athletics, he went on a hitting binge, batting .227/.300/.545 in 11 games with four home runs and 17 RBI.

Great, right? Outstanding dumpster-diving by the A's? Unfortunately, no:

Brandon Inge didn’t leave a lot of doubt on Wednesday night that he expects to go on the disabled list on Thursday.

The third baseman, who went on a tear after joining Oakland that included four homers and 16 RBIs in a five-game stretch last week, has missed four games in a row with groin soreness, and he said if anything, it felt a little worse Wednesday after he tried to push it while running before the game.

Inge said he really believed initially that the injury would just keep him out a couple of days, but considering it is not improving, "Something has to give," he said. "I need to shut it down."

Inge hasn't played since Sunday, so the DL move could be backdated. He'd join teammates Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes on the disabled list. Nevertheless, the A's are hanging in there at .500, five games behind the Rangers in the AL West.

For more on the A's, please visit Athletics Nation and SB Nation Bay Area.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Baseball Nation

You must be a member of Baseball Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Baseball Nation. You should read them.

Join Baseball Nation

You must be a member of Baseball Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Baseball Nation. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker