It was just a matter of time before Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland thought of a creative solution to his third base problem. A roving cast of characters including Brandon Inge, Don Kelly, Danny Worth and Ramon Santiago has shared duties at the hot corner this year, but nobody has managed to claim the job to date.
With a number of ex-third basemen on his roster, Leyland actually has quite a selection of candidates. Would it mean robbing Peter to pay Paul? Well, not necessarily.
Here's a look at five players who could be the new regular third baseman for the Detroit Tigers by the All-Star break.