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Tigers Activate Inge, Recall Wilk

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Brandon Inge -2011. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Brandon Inge -2011. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (AP) – The Detroit Tigers have activated infielder Brandon Inge from the 15-day disabled list Saturday. He is expected to start at second base Sunday.

Inge, who strained his groin during spring training, hit .197 with three homers and 23 RBI in 103 games at third base last year. He will mostly see time at second base this year with Miguel Cabrera moving to third after the signing of Prince Fielder.

Left-handed pitcher Adam Wilk was recalled from Triple-A Toledo to make his first major league start Saturday against the Chicago White Sox, in place of injured starter Doug Fister. Wilk compiled a 5.40 earned run average in 13 1-3 innings of relief in 2011.

The Minnesota Twins also claimed outfielder Clete Thomas off waivers from Detroit on Saturday.

The Tigers optioned to Toledo infielder Danny Worth and right-handed reliever Brayan Villarreal.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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