OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 01: Brandon Inge #7 of the Oakland Athletics slides home safe on a Johny Gomes single in the 3rd inning against the Boston Red Sox during a Major League Baseball game at the O.co Coliseum on September 1, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
"My damn shoulder came out again," said Inge, who felt the shoulder pop out of place in Chicago on Aug. 11 and came off the disabled list Saturday. "I gave it my best shot. I knew it was going to be rough coming into it."
Inge’s shoulder previously came out of place during an August 8 contest against the Chicago White Sox. Saturday was the 35-year-old’s first game off the disabled list following his initial injury, and it’s expected to mark his final game of the season. The procedure Inge is set to undergo has an estimated recovery time of six months.
Inge has hit at a combined clip of .218/.275/.383 with the Detroit Tigers and A’s this season, and hit .226/.286/.389 with thirteen doubles and eleven home runs after signing with Oakland.