Inge to sign with Athletics

Third baseman Brandon Inge has agreed to sign with the Oakland Athletics, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Sunday. Inge would give Oakland experience at a position that has been mix-and-match so far and some versatility considering he can play several other spots.

The deal depends on a physical and final paperwork, the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity because nothing has been finalized and the As have yet to make a formal announcement.

Inge was released by the Tigers on Thursday after batting .100 (2-for-20) with one home run and two RBI in nine games this season. Inge, who turns 35 on May 19, joins his first new team in his 12th major league season. In Detroit, he played mostly third base.