Marlins have interest in Inge
MIAMI — The Marlins have made it clear that they are seeking veteran experience at third base.
A player the club is looking at is Brandon Inge of the Tigers. Now that Detroit has acquired Wilson Betemit, Inge has become expendable. While Inge is having a down year, hitting .177 with one homer and 17 RBIs, he has been with the Tigers since 2001.
He has started 63 games at third base for the Tigers this year, and appeared in 69 games total at the position.
The 31-year-old is making $5.5 million this year. He also is under contract for $5.5 million in 2012 and has a club option for 2013 at $6 million, with a $500,000 buyout.
The Tigers are seeking pitching help, and closer Leo Nunez is drawing interest from a number of teams.
– Joe Frisaro