A trade was imminent; it had to be. For too long, the Tigers got literally zero production from the third base position. While Brandon Inge is beloved in the city of Detroit, popularity can only carry you so far.
The Tigers have fixed the leak, however, as they have acquired third baseman Wilson Betemit from the Kansas City Royals for two Class A-level players.
Betemit will join the team Thursday in Minnesota and take over the everyday duties at the hot corner. It remains to be seen what will be done with Brandon Inge, but Tigers fans can breathe easy again. The nightmare is over.