Brandon Inge Hits DL With Dislocated Shoulder

Mike Gallego and Brandon Inge of the Oakland Athletics chat on the field against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

The A's third baseman is one tough dude, but he'll rest his shoulder now for a couple of weeks.

Oakland Athletics third baseman Brandon Inge is one tough, tough dude. During Saturday's game against the White Sox, Inge fell on his shoulder making a diving catch attempt and dislocated it.

He got up awkwardly from the play and put his shoulder back in place. As someone who once had a dislocated finger, and put it back, I can tell you this is not recommended. Here's what the play looked like:

Inge finished the game, but has not played since, and he and the A's Tuesday acknowledged the difficulty of playing baseball with a separated shoulder:

Here's more on Josh Donaldson:

Donaldson has been playing third and catching at Sacramento, and he’s batting .335. I know manager Bob Melvin liked his effort level trying to get up to speed at third during the spring, and even though Donaldson has yet to hit at the big-league level, the A’s have always thought he might prove to be a decent utility-type player, considering that he can also play in the outfield.

While that may be, he'll never be as tough as Brandon Inge.

For more on the A's, please visit Athletics Nation and SB Nation Bay Area.

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