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Jose Iglesias | Shortstop | #1

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 hit a two-run homer off Chris Sale in Wednesday's loss to the White Sox.
Iglesias has found his stroke this month, going 17-for-44 with eight walks to raise his average from .211 to .250 and his OBP from .259 to .313. It's given a nice little lift to the bottom of the Detroit lineup. Jun 16 - 12:09 AM

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Jose Iglesias is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting some rest. Mike Aviles is at shortstop.
Jun 12 - 2:08 PM

Jose Iglesias is not in the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Mike Aviles is at shortstop.
May 15 - 10:29 AM

Jose Iglesias launched his first home run of the year in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

On a night when Max Scherzer brought his A-stuff to the ballpark and struck out 20 batters, Iglesias managed to sneak one over the left-field wall in the third inning. It was just his seventh homer of his career, and the surprise long ball broke a bad run of form, too. Iglesias was only 3-for-28 (.107) in his last seven games. He's now hitting .245/.308/.296 with three RBI and 12 runs scored in 108 plate appearances.
May 11 - 10:23 PM

Jose Iglesias went 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base on Wednesday against the Athletics.

Iglesias doesn't get much attention due to his utter lack of power. He continues to show value in deep mixed leagues and AL-only leagues, though, because he's still hitting for average and stealing a handful of bases. On that point, he now owns a .297/.366/.313 slash line with a pair of steals in 2016. That ain't nothing to write home about, to be sure, but it's a profile that carries fantasy value in the right league.
Apr 28 - 12:16 AM

Jose Iglesias is not in the Tigers starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Indians.

Nothing more than a day of rest for the slick-fielding shortstop. Andrew Romine is drawing the start in his place and will bat eighth against Corey Kluber.
Apr 23 - 9:36 AM

Jose Iglesias is not in the Tigers' lineup Thursday.

It's just a day of rest for the rangy shortstop. Andrew Romine will fill in and bat eighth (under National League rules) against Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole.
Apr 14 - 9:59 AM

Jose Iglesias went 2-for-3 with a double Friday to raise his spring average to .387.

Iglesias hit .300/.347/.370 last year, but he's probably going to be back in the ninth spot in the order to begin this year, what with Ian Kinsler and Justin Upton hitting at the top of the Tigers order. Even if Iglesias continues to surprise with the bat, he'll have very limited fantasy value, since he's not going to hit homers or steal many bases.
Mar 18 - 4:00 PM

Tigers and SS Jose Iglesias avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.1 million contract.

It was Iglesias' second year of arbitration eligibility. The slick-fielding shortstop hit .300/.347/.370 last season while making his first trip to the All-Star Game.
Jan 15 - 4:04 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Friday that he's be "shocked" if Jose Iglesias (finger) plays again this season.

Iglesias suffered a non-displaced fracture in his right middle finger when he was hit by a pitch while attempting a bunt on September 3. He could take batting practice in the next couple of days, but the calendar is obviously working against him. Assuming Iglesias is done, he'll finish with a .300/.347/.370 batting line over 120 games. He made his first All-Star team this summer.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 08:35:00 PM

Upon further examination, Jose Iglesias was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his finger.

The defensive wizard will miss at least the next two weeks, and could be sidelined for the remainder of the season. He is enjoying a nice season offensively as well, slashing .300/.347/.370 with a pair of homers and 23 RBI.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 08:43:00 AM

Jose Iglesias will undergo more tests after his ailing right middle finger swelled up on him overnight.

Iglesias was diagnosed with just a bruise on Thursday, but his finger feels worse a day later and that's obviously not a good sign. The Tigers should have more on the shortstop's status at some point over the weekend.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 04:19:00 PM

Jose Iglesias is considered day-to-day after leaving Thursday's game with a right middle finger contusion.

Considering how much pain Iglesias appeared to be in after getting drilled with a pitch while trying to bunt, he's lucky to have avoided a fracture. He should rejoin the Tigers lineup in a day or two.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 10:31:00 PM

Jose Iglesias was forced to leave Thursday's contest against the Royals after he was hit by a pitch on his right hand while attempting to bunt.

The severity of the injury remains unclear, but it appeared as though Iglesias was in quite a bit of pain. He'll presumably head for X-rays and the Tigers should have an update on his status shortly. If he's forced to miss any time, Andrew Romine would be the biggest beneficiary.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 09:48:00 PM

Jose Iglesias is out of the Tigers' lineup on Monday.

Andrew Romine will start at shortstop and bat eighth in the Tigers' series opener at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park. It's just a day of rest for Iglesias.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 03:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1James McCann
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Mike Aviles
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Cameron Maybin
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Michael Fulmer
4Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Shane Greene
6Drew VerHagen
7Warwick Saupold
8Anibal Sanchez
9Kyle Ryan
10Bruce Rondon
11Dustin Molleken