Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - The Pittsburgh Pirates placed infielder Brandon Inge on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, retroactive to March 26.
Inge batted just .162 and struck out 11 times in 13 games this spring. The 35- year-old veteran is dealing with a right scapula issue and will start the season on the DL.
Pitchers Jeff Karstens (right shoulder inflammation), Francisco Liriano (right humerus fracture) and Charlie Morton (recovering from right elbow surgery) will also start the season on the 15-day DL, with all three moves retroactive to March 22.
The Pirates open their 2013 campaign at home on Monday against the Chicago Cubs.