Brandon Inge Activated and Starting at Third Tonight

Brandon Inge Activated and Starting at Third Tonight

Brandon Inge has been activated from the DL and is starting at third tonight.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated third baseman Brandon Inge, and have him in tonight's lineup at third base. Inge was recently on a rehab assignment in Indianapolis, batting for a .150/.320/.283 line in 60 at-bats. The Pirates are going up against left-hander Cole Hamels tonight. Inge has done well in his career against left-handers, while Pedro Alvarez has not. It's probably too early to say that the Pirates are platooning Alvarez, but that seems to be the only reason to put Inge in the lineup right away. He wasn't really doing well against left-handers in Triple-A, and doesn't seem to provide much of an upgrade over guys like Josh Harrison or Jordy Mercer. The only thing he has is veteran presence, whic...

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