Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - The Detroit Tigers released infielder Brandon Inge following Thursday's loss to Seattle.
Inge, 34, has played all 12 of his major league seasons with the Tigers, but 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 Tigers will purchase the contract of Brad Eldred from Triple-A Toledo on Friday. The slugging first baseman has 13 homers, 35 RBI and is batting .388 in 20 games for the Mud Hens this year.
Inge, who started with the Tigers in 2001, played his last game for them Tuesday and went 1-for-2 with a double and a runs scored against the Mariners.