Description: Pittsburgh infielder Brandon Inge homered on Tuesday, but isn't likely to start on Wednesday because of an unfavorable matchup with Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Inge is just 4-for-22 (.182) against King Felix over his career. The Pirates have used Inge primarily as a right-handed pinch hitter, but he did get a start on Tuesday and laced a double and a home run.
9/14/2012 9:15:00 PM
Description: A's third baseman Brandon Inge underwent successful shoulder surgery on Friday.
Insight: The operation repaired a torn labrum in Inge's right shoulder. Inge (.218, 12 HR, 54 RBI) will miss the remainder of the 2012 campaign.
9/2/2012 12:52:00 PM
Description: Oakland third baseman Brandon Inge will have season-ending right shoulder surgery.
Insight: Inge aggravated his injury Saturday. He'll need six months to recover from the surgery.
8/31/2012 8:26:00 PM
Description: Chris Swik of CBS Sports reports Oakland third baseman Brandon Inge could be activated from the disabled list on Saturday. Inge has been out since the middle of the month after suffering a dislocated shoulder.
Insight: Swik also points out that because the A's currently have four players on the 60-day DL, Inge (.216, 12 HR, 51 RBI) would be allowed to compete in the postseason despite missing Friday's deadline for postseason eligibility. Josh Donaldson (.228, 4 HR, 18 RBI) will probably start to see less playing time at third base once Inge returns.
8/12/2012 1:54:00 PM
Description: Oakland third baseman Brandon Inge will sit out Sunday's game against the White Sox after suffering a separated shoulder in Saturday's contest.
Insight: Inge (.216, 12 HR, 52 RBI) is aiming to return Tuesday when the A's begin their series in Kansas City.
8/11/2012 9:32:00 AM
Description: A's third baseman Brandon Inge has an ugly history against White Sox starter Francisco Liriano. In 35 official at-bats, Inge is batting .114 with 18 strikeouts.
Insight: Inge (.202, 11 HRs, 49 RBIs) had about a week of fantasy worthy value back in the spring, but has done little since and shouldn't be anywhere near your starting lineup.
7/26/2012 3:29:00 PM
Description: A's third baseman Brandon Inge has blasted four homers in his last eight games, including a two-run shot against Toronto Thursday.
Insight: Inge (.202, 10 HRs, 48 RBIs) has pop but if he can't keep his average above the Mendoza Line he's of no use to fantasy owners.
7/22/2012 10:34:00 AM
Description: A's third baseman Brandon Inge isn't a strong fantasy play Sunday against New York's CC Sabathia. He's only hitting .190 in 58 lifetime at bats against the former Cy Young winner.
Insight: Inge (.200, 9 HRs, 42 RBIs) has walked seven times versus Sabathia (10-3, 3.27 ERA) but he's also struck out 15 times against him. Make sure Inge is stashed on your bench Sunday for Oakland's series finale.
7/19/2012 2:14:00 PM
Description: Oakland third baseman Brandon Inge hasn't had much success against Freddy Garcia throughout his career. He's batting .190 against the New York righthander with 18 strikeouts in 58 at bats.
Insight: Given this unfavorable matchup, it would be wise to bench Inge (.201, 8 HRs, 40 RBIs) on Thursday.
7/18/2012 10:08:00 PM
Description: A's third baseman Brandon Inge broke out of an 0-11 slump with two hits Wednesday, including his eighth home run of the season.
Insight: One good game won't put Inge (.201, 8 HRs, 40 RBIs) back on the fantasy radar, but it's a start.
7/13/2012 10:48:00 AM
Description: A's third baseman Brandon Inge should absolutely not be in the lineup against Minnesota lefty Francisco Liriano. In 32 career at-bats, Inge has four hits (.125) and struck out 16 times.
Insight: Inge began his Oakland career quickly, but since has reverted to the low-batting average, low-production hitter we have seen for the past two and a half seasons.
6/20/2012 10:04:00 PM
Description: A's third baseman Brandon Inge is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday night's game against the Dodgers.
Insight: Inge is only one for his last 20 (.050) and is now hitting just .209 for the season.
6/10/2012 12:46:00 PM
Description: A's third baseman Brandon Inge is a risky start Sunday against Diamondbacks starter Joe Saunders. He's only 3-19 (.158) against the Arizona lefty in his career.
Insight: Inge has had a productive series so far, raising his average from .191 to .216 in the last two games. Don't expect that average to climb any higher when he goes up against Saunders on Sunday.
5/30/2012 9:45:00 AM
Description: Oakland infielder Brandon Inge has an unfavorable matchup against Minnesota lefty Francisco Liriano. In 32 at-bats, Inge has struck out 16 times while knocking out just four hits.
Insight: Inge started quickly when he came to the A's but since coming back from the disabled list he's just 1-for-7 without an extra base hit. At this point its not a guarantee that his hot bat from early May ever returns.
5/27/2012 8:11:00 PM
Description: Brandon Inge will be activated from the DL on Monday. Inge hasn't played since May 12th because of a groin injury.
Insight: Monday is the first day that Inge is eligible to return. He had 2 HRs and 7 RBIs Saturday in a rehab appearance for Triple-A Sacramento so he looks more than ready to make his return. He had been crushing the ball before his injury too (4 HRs, 16 RBIs in a six-game span) so definitely keep an eye out for Inge if he's still available in your league.
5/25/2012 7:05:00 PM
Description: Brandon Inge (groin) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Sacramento.
Insight: Inge is eligible to rejoin the Athletics on Monday. The third baseman had four home runs and 16 RBIs in the six games prior to his DL stint.
5/17/2012 12:56:00 PM
Description: Brandon Inge, who hasn't played since Saturday because of a sore groin, has been placed on the 15-day DL.
Insight: Josh Donaldson has been playing third base in Inge's place but he's hardly worth your time in fantasy (.089, 0 HRs, 2 RBIs in 13 games).
5/15/2012 9:36:00 PM
Description: Brandon Inge could make his return from a groin injury as early as Wednesday, though the A's seem to be leaning towards Thursday for Inge's return date.
Insight: Before Inge's injury, he had driven in four runs in four out of his last five games, a feat equaled only by Lou Gehrig back in the 1930s. Even if the batting average is a bit of a question mark, the power upside for Inge is too high right now for him to be on your bench. Make sure to switch him back into your lineup on Thurday when Inge is most likely to make his return at hitter-friendly Rangers Ballpark.
5/15/2012 7:12:00 PM
Description: Brandon Inge will again be on the sidelines with a groin injury Tuesday night when the Athletics take on the Angels.
Insight: It's the third game in a row that Inge (.188, 5 HRs, 19 RBIs) has had to miss and it looks like it won't be his last. Consider the A's infielder day-to-day.
5/14/2012 7:39:00 PM
Description: Brandon Inge is out of the lineup again for Monday night's game against Los Angeles. He's dealing with a sore groin.
Insight: Inge sat out yesterday's game as well. Inge has been on quite a power surge lately, driving in 16 runs in his last six games. Despite his decent power numbers, Inge has an awful batting average (.188 for the season) and is a huge fantasy risk in most formats.
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