When Spring Training began, most assumed that Brandon Inge might have a hard time making the team.
The Tigers had just brought in Prince Fielder, effectively giving Inge's third base gig to Miguel Cabrera.
Inge decided to compete for second base with Ramon Santiago, Ryan Raburn and Danny Worth.
To be fair, Inge's glove has been excellent, but that really isn't a surprise.
The Tigers needed to see if Inge could hit, and thus far, he hasn't.
Inge's batting average is right at the Mendoza line; he only has one homer and a sad one RBI.
At the same time, Raburn has been tearing the cover off of the ball (.414 average with six home runs), Santiago has been excellent (.394 OBP), and Worth is showing quite a bit of promise (.370 OBP).
Each of these guys has multiple advantages over Inge.
Besides the fact that each appears to be a better hitter, Raburn has more power, Santiago is a switch hitter, and Worth is very young (25).
Unless the Tigers have apprehensions about eating the remaining $6 million on Inge's contract, there really is no reason for him to make the club.