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Jose Iglesias | Shortstop

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jose Iglesias went 3-for-5 with a triple and a solo home run as the Tigers narrowly beat the Twins on Monday.
Iglesias sent a Tommy Milone offering over the fence in left field in the first inning to give the Tigers an early 1-0 lead. He also tripled to lead off the seventh inning but was stranded. Though his numbers had been tapering off recently, Iglesias maintains a superb .397/.449/.540 triple-slash line with one home run, three RBI, and five stolen bases. Apr 27 - 11:35 PM

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Jose Iglesias is not in the Tigers' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Yankees.

Sounds like it's just a day of rest. Hernan Perez will start at shortstop in the matinee game.
Apr 23 - 9:50 AM

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

It's just a routine day off for Iglesias who is off to a blistering .600/.625/.667 start, going 9-for-17 in his first four games. Andrew Romine is drawing his first start of the season in his place.
Apr 11 - 12:31 PM

Jose Iglesias went 2-for-3 with two singles and two stolen bases in Monday's Opening Day win over the Twins.

Iglesias struggled in the spring, but the important thing is that his shin problems are a thing of the past. In addition to his two singles and two stolen bases, he made a pair of excellent defensive plays. "It was really fun today just to be on the field healthy and to finally play in a game," said Iglesias. "I'm 100 percent in every single aspect and I'm happy that I was able to help the team." Iglesias doesn't have any power and we wouldn't count on him being active on the basepaths, so he's not a consideration in standard mixed leagues. However, Detroit's pitchers are surely happy to have him back at shortstop.
Apr 7 - 12:26 PM

Jose Iglesias went 0-for-4 on Sunday and is 2-for-27 this spring.

The Tigers have been batting Iglesias second this spring, in part to look at him there but also because they wanted to get him extra at-bats after his early-spring shin problems. He'll belong in either the eighth or ninth spot once the games start to matter.
Mar 22 - 4:13 PM

Jose Iglesias had a double in three at-bats Tuesday in his return to Detroit's lineup.

Iglesias had been out with a bruised shin. He left someone else with leg pain today, delivering a hard shot off Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez's knee that knocked him out of the game.
Mar 10 - 4:37 PM

Jose Iglesias (shin) is slated to return to the Tigers' Grapefruit League lineup on Tuesday.

Iglesias was struck in the right shin by a ball on Friday and then again on Sunday afternoon, which is some pretty awful luck for someone who missed the entire 2014 season with stress fractures in both of his shins, but fortunately it's not a big deal. If healthy, the slick-fielding 25-year-old should be the Tigers' regular shortstop in 2015.
Mar 9 - 4:47 PM

Jose Iglesias said Monday that his right shin already feels "much, much better."

Iglesias won't play in Monday's spring game, but he should return to the Tigers' starting lineup by the middle of this week. The shortstop was struck in the right shin by a ball on Friday and then again on Sunday afternoon. He missed the entire 2014 season with stress fractures in both of his shins, so the Detroit front office was holding its breath there for a bit.
Mar 9 - 8:33 AM

X-rays on Jose Iglesias's right shin came back negative.

Iglesias was injured when he was smacked by a ball during batting practice Sunday. It's the second time in three days that he's suffered a bruise to his shin, but both times he's avoided anything serious. The Tigers are calling the young shortstop day-to-day.
Mar 8 - 2:11 PM

Jose Iglesias limped off the field on Sunday after being hit in the right shin with a ball during batting practice.

He's been scratched from Sunday's Grapefruit League game. After missing all of last season with stress fractures in both shins, Iglesias has now had two injuries to his right shin in the last three days. His bruised shin on Friday was minor and this ailment could very well be, as well, given that he was able to put some pressure on the leg. Still, the young infielder has sure had a run of rotten luck.
Mar 8 - 11:23 AM

Jose Iglesias (shin) is expected to return to the Tigers lineup on Sunday.

Iglesias left Friday's game with a right shin contusion. After missing all of the 2014 season due to shin injuries, there was fear that this injury could be related, but that doesn't appear to be the case. It's a minor issue that was the result of an awkward slide into second base on a stolen base attempt.
Mar 7 - 8:47 AM

Jose Iglesias left Friday's game against the Mets with a right shin contusion.

It sounds bad given that he missed last season with stress fractures in both shins, but it appears this is unrelated. Iglesias was injured when hit the base awkwardly on a stolen base attempt. "I slid too late and hit it in the wrong spot, but I'll be fine," he said.
Mar 6 - 2:37 PM

Jose Iglesias told reporters that he "ran full bore" for the first time in Wednesday's game.

Iglesias played three innings in Wednesday's Grapefruit League tilt against the Orioles. He grounded out in both of his at-bats, but the throw only got him by about a half-a-step each time. "Three weeks from now, I will beat those," the shortstop said. He missed the entire 2014 season because of dual stress fractures in his shins.
Mar 4 - 5:01 PM

Brad Ausmus plans to let Jose Iglesias play three innings in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles.

Iglesias played one inning when the Tigers matched up against Florida Southern on Monday, so his workload is ramping up gradually. The talented shortstop is recovering from two stress fractures in each of his shins, and the Tigers are hopeful he'll be ready by Opening Day.
Mar 3 - 9:33 AM

Jose Iglesias (shins) played one inning in the field Monday in the Tigers' exhibition game against Florida Southern.

Iglesias, who missed the entire 2014 season with stress fractures in both of his shins recorded one put-out on a pop-up and grounded out in his lone at-bat. It wasn't much, but he was thrilled. "I was really excited to get back on the field," said Iglesias. "Really happy." He's not feeling any soreness so far, but the Tigers plan to take it easy with him early in the spring. He's slated to return to the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.
Mar 2 - 5:56 PM

Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
6Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Bruce Rondon
4Al Alburquerque
5Joba Chamberlain
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Angel Nesbitt
8Blaine Hardy
9Alex Wilson