We haven’t discussed the Miguel Cabrera-Carlos Guillen position swap here on MLBTR – on the surface it doesn’t appear to have hot stove implications.
However, Ken Rosenthal heard from a Major League source that Brandon Inge is "livid" that Cabrera was moved off third yet Inge still doesn’t have a starting gig.
Inge, 31 in May, is off to a decent start this year with a .246/.357/.439 line in 20 games. His versatility is especially valuable for the Tigers, who have multiple injury-prone starters. Trading Inge now only makes sense if a respectable reliever comes in return (even if $6.2MM is pricey for a supersub).