CBSSports.com senior writer Danny Knobler confirms Inge was on the team's flight to Chicago last night before being put on the DL. Knobler says the team suspected mono a week ago, but tests came back negative.
Inge could be out for much longer than 15 days, as mono can cause weakness for months. Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo was diagnosed with mono in spring training and hasn't missed a start, but that's highly unusual. However, the Tigers hope to get Inge back in two weeks, Knobler reports.
Mononucleosis can sap energy and undo months of training, so even when Inge is over the sickness, it'll take a while to build back his stamina and strength.
Inge has struggled mightily this season, hitting just .211/.279/.286 with one home run in 52 games.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.