AP File PhotoBrandon Inge cleared waivers this afternoon and is free to sign with any team in the league. NEW YORK — Former Detroit Tigers infielder Brandon Inge is headed to the Oakland Athletics after clearing waivers this afternoon, according to Foxsports.com.Ken Rosenthal of MLB on Fox and Foxsports.com, citing a source, said via his Twitter account that Inge is headed to Oakland. Inge cleared waivers at 2 p.m. today, which means no other team was willing to pay him the money remaining on his contract. The Tigers owed Inge $5.5 million for 2012 and $500,000 to buy out his contract for 2013, which called for him to be paid $6 million. If the Athletics sign Inge, they will owe him the pro-rated portion of the minimum salary of $480,000. Inge was released by the Tigers on Thursday. The Tigers play a four-game series in Oakland beginning May 10.