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A's agree with Inge

The Oakland Athletics officially agreed to terms with veteran third baseman Brandon Inge on Monday.

Inge, 34, had played all 12 of his major league seasons with the Tigers, but was released last week. He was just 2-for-20 in nine games this year with a .100 batting average and on-base percentage.

He batted under .200 in 102 games last season and is three years removed from hitting 27 homers with 84 runs batted in during one of his most productive campaigns.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday that the A's would be responsible for only the pro-rated major league minimum salary.

Inge, who started with the Tigers in 2001, played his last game for them April 24 and went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored against the Mariners.

To make room for Inge on the 25-man roster, Oakland designated infielder Luke Hughes for assignment. Hughes had just been acquired off waivers from Minnesota earlier this month.