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Platooning Inge At 2nd Doesn’t Make Sense

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 26: Brandon Inge #15 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates scoring against the Minnesota Twins in the third inning on August 26, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 26: Brandon Inge #15 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates scoring against the Minnesota Twins in the third inning on August 26, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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While it is understood Brandon Inge’s only real chance for success as a major league hitter at this point is vs. left handed pitching, platooning him at second base with another right-handed hitter, Ryan Raburn, does not make sense.

Inge must be a significant contributor at the plate to justify his spot. He can’t be floundering around with an OPS below .700 or something ridiculous. That is unless Miguel Cabrera does not perform well defensively at third base and the Tigers go to a Plan B.

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