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
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.