Tigers’ Inge lands on DL with mononucleosis

Detroit Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge was placed on the

disabled list Friday with mononucleosis and catcher Omir Santos

recalled from Triple-A Toledo.

Inge is hitting .211 with one homer and 12 RBIs in 52 games. The

move is retroactive to June 2, though there is no timetable for his

return.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland is unsure if Inge’s illness has

affected his play, saying: ”I don’t think he’s been himself for

awhile, but I don’t know if that has anything to do with it or not.

I don’t really understand.”

Santos hit .250 with two homers and eight RBIs in 18 games with

Toledo. He will be in a reserve role for the Tigers, who go for its

10th straight win over the White Sox on Friday night.

Santos’ stay with the club may be short if Magglio Ordonez

returns from the disabled list on Monday. Ordonez has been out with

weakness in his surgically repaired right ankle.