Inge To Report With Catchers

This is more of a no-trade rumor.  Brandon Inge will report to Spring Training as a catcher.  If he can get back into the swing of things, he could take over as the starter for Ivan Rodriguez in 2009.

The average AL catcher hit .254/.318/.395 in 2007, while Inge hit .236/.312/.376.  Maybe he can get his power back up to previous levels and call a decent game.  If so, the $19.1MM owed to him over the next three seasons is more palatable.



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