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A’s Agree To Deal With 3B Brandon Inge

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Brandon Inge #15 of the Detroit Tigers sprays starting pitcher Doug Fister #58 in the locker room as they celebrate their 3-2 win against the New York Yankees during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 6, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 06: Brandon Inge #15 of the Detroit Tigers sprays starting pitcher Doug Fister #58 in the locker room as they celebrate their 3-2 win against the New York Yankees during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 6, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (AP) — Third baseman Brandon Inge has agreed to terms on a contract with the Oakland Athletics.

Once they put him on the 40-man roster, the A’s only must pay Inge a prorated portion of the $480,000 minimum — or about $412,000 — of the $5,308,743 he was owed when released by Detroit on Thursday.

Inge hit .100 (2 for 20) with one homer and two RBIs in nine games this season. Inge, who turns 35 on May 19, joins his first new team in his 12th major league season.

He’ll try to fill a void at third, where the A’s lost projected starter Scott Sizemore to a season-ending knee injury in the first full-squad workout Feb. 27.

Oakland designated infielder Luke Hughes for assignment Monday to clear roster room.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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