Betemit gives Detroit a boost at third

The Detroit Tigers have acquired third baseman Wilson Betemit from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for minor league catcher Julio Rodriguez and left-handed pitcher Antonio Cruz. Dave Dombrowski, the Tigers' president and GM, called Royals GM Dayton Moore this morning and wanted to move quickly on the deal and by late afternoon it was finalized.

Here is a breakdown of the players involved in the deal: