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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Brandon Inge arrived at spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates with his equipment bag stuffed with gloves.

There's a good chance the veteran infielder might end up using every last 1 of them. The Pirates signed the 35-year-old last week looking for some insurance behind third baseman Pedro Alvarez, but Inge most likely will serve as a utility player if he makes the 25-man roster.

Inge is recovering from surgery on his right shoulder and says he probably won't be 100% until April. Inge hit .226 with 11 homers in 74 games for the surprising Oakland last year before getting hurt.

Inge joked he feels like a rookie with Pittsburgh but he sees the ingredients for the team to continue its turnaround under manager Clint Hurdle.

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