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Jose Iglesias | Shortstop | #1

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Jose Iglesias went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run single in Thursday's win over the Mariners.
Iglesias managed a two-run single with two outs in the eighth inning, coming through with the bases loaded and putting his team up by a 3-2 score in the process. His season as a whole has been considerably less shiny that that brief moment in the sun. Overall, Iglesias is slashing just .245/.291/.361 across 147 at-bats. May 18 - 1:52 AM

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Jose Iglesias hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Mariners 5-4 on Sunday.

It was the only hit of the game for Iglesias. With runners on first-and-third, he took advantage of a drawn-in infield against Juan Nicasio to give the Tigers the win and the series victory. Iglesias overall offense still leaves a lot to be desired, with a .233/.280/.346 line through 36 games showing that Iglesias is in the lineup for his glove, not his bat.
May 13 - 4:20 PM

Jose Iglesias went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in a win over the Mariners in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader.

Iglesias rocked a two-run home run off Marco Gonzales with two outs in the sixth inning. It was just his second long ball of the season. Both of those dingers have come in his last four games. While he's shown a bit of pop of late, the 28-year-old shortstop is slashing just .231/.273/.346 across 130 at-bats for the campaign as a whole.
May 12 - 7:05 PM

Jose Iglesias had a two-run homer, a walk and two runs scored against the Rangers on Tuesday.

The homer was his first of the year. Iglesias has been banged up physically, and it doesn't seem likely that he'll go back to hitting particularly well. If he does get hot for a while, the Tigers will likely use the opportunity to attempt to trade him.
May 8 - 11:15 PM

Jose Iglesias went 1-for-3 with a double as the Tigers were shut out by the Orioles on Friday night in Baltimore.

The Tigers were unable to get anything going on offense in this one, against Chris Tillman of all people. Iglesias' double in the fifth inning was one of just two hits that the Tigers could muster in the weak performance. His bat has perked up a bit in recent weeks, but he's still hitting just .222/.264/.309 on the season.
Apr 27 - 9:37 PM

Jose Iglesias's bat woke up Thursday, as he went 3-for-5 with a triple, a double and three RBI against the Orioles.

Iglesias was just 6-for-47 with two RBI this year before his big game today. The Tigers are hoping he hits so as to amass some trade value before they dump him in July.
Apr 19 - 4:51 PM

Jose Iglesias is back in the Tigers' lineup Tuesday against the Royals.

Iglesias received a scheduled day off on Monday after playing both games of a doubleheader on Sunday. The slick-fielding shortstop twisted his ankle in a collision with teammate Victor Reyes in the second game of the doubleheader, but obviously he feels fine. Iglesias is 1-for-13 (.077) through his first three games.
Apr 3 - 10:32 AM

Jose Iglesias went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI against the Phillies on Tuesday.

It looks like the Tigers might have Iglesias bat second initially, which is only a bad plan if they're trying to score runs and win baseball games. It'd make Iglesias more attractive in AL-only leagues, but it still probably wouldn't lead to any mixed-league value.
Feb 27 - 5:30 PM

Tigers and SS Jose Iglesias avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.275 million contract.

That figure sits between the $6.8 million Iglesias requested and the $5.6 million the Tigers offered when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday. The 28-year-old infielder hit .255/.288/.369 with six homers and 54 RBI for the Tigers in 130 games while providing strong defense at shortstop.
Jan 17 - 7:05 PM

Jose Iglesias requested $6.8 million and was offered $5.6 million by the Tigers when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

This is his final year of arbitration eligibility and he will be a free agent after next season. Iglesias has turned in identical .255 batting averages the last two seasons after finishing at .303 in 2013 and .300 in 2014.
Jan 12 - 9:14 PM's Jon Morosi reports that Jose Iglesias remains available via trade.

However, it appears that the Tigers aren't getting many bites at this point, as Morosi says they might hang on to the shortstop for now and re-evaluate his market during spring training. Iglesias sports a lowly .673 OPS for his career but ranks among the best defensive shortstops in the game. He's arbitration-eligible for the final time this offseason.
Jan 8 - 4:59 PM

Tigers activated SS Jose Iglesias from the paternity leave list.

Iglesias flew back to his offseason home in Miami last Tuesday to be with his wife as she gave birth and then Hurricane Irma threw a wrench into the situation, causing the shortstop to miss a full week of baseball games. The goods news is everybody is safe, and Iglesias is back in the starting lineup for Detroit on Wednesday afternoon in Cleveland. He'll bat ninth versus Indians right-hander Mike Clevinger.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 10:23:00 AM

Jose Iglesias is expected to rejoin the Tigers on Wednesday.

Iglesias traveled home to Miami last week for the birth of his child before Hurricane Irma arrived in South Florida. They ended up being evacuated from their home, but they were able to return on Monday and are trying to get settled in after an eventful few days. He's expected to leave to fly out on Tuesday to join the team.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 10:08:00 AM

Tigers placed SS Jose Iglesias on the paternity leave list.

Iglesias is expected to miss the Tigers' next three games after his wife gave birth on Wednesday in Miami. Dixon Machado will likely fill in at shortstop for Detroit.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 03:42:00 PM

Jose Iglesias (wife having baby) is expected to miss three games.

Iglesias flew back to his offseason home in Miami late Tuesday night with his wife Arlene due to give birth sometime Wednesday. Dixon Machado is expected to handle shortstop duties in his absence.
Source: Detroit News
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 02:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1James McCann
2John Hicks
3Grayson Greiner
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Dixon Machado
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Pete Kozma
3B1Jeimer Candelario
LF1Niko Goodrum
2JaCoby Jones
3Victor Reyes
CF1Leonys Martin
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Nicholas Castellanos
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Michael Fulmer
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Mike Fiers
4Matt Boyd
5Francisco Liriano
6Ryan Carpenter
Relief Pitcher
R1Shane Greene
2Alex Wilson
3Joe Jimenez
4Daniel Stumpf
5Buck Farmer
6Daniel Norris
7Warwick Saupold
8Louis Coleman
9Blaine Hardy
10Artie Lewicki