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Jose Iglesias | Shortstop | #1

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 (neck) remained out of the Tigers' lineup Friday.
It's the second straight game he's missed with a sore neck. Iglesias is considered day-to-day, as the Tigers are just being careful here. Mar 10 - 9:17 AM

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Jose Iglesias (neck) was scratched from the Tigers' Grapefruit League lineup on Thursday.

Iglesias took a knee to the neck on Tuesday while sliding into home plate during an exhibition game against the Phillies. It's just a contusion. The rangy shortstop should be ready for the start of the 2017 regular season.
Mar 9 - 10:52 AM

Jose Iglesias was lifted from Tuesday's Grapefruit League game with a neck contusion.

Iglesias was whacked in the face with a knee while sliding into home plate during Tuesday's affair with the Phillies. Trainer Kevin Rand has passed along that Iglesias is day-to-day with a neck contusion. It looks like he dodged a potential concussion bullet, here, but if there are any lingering health concerns, Iglesias may receive a few spring games off to rest up.
Mar 7 - 2:39 PM

Jose Iglesias exited Tuesday's Grapefruit League game with an apparent injury.

Iglesias took a knee to the face on a slide into home plate. The Tigers will surely want to rule out a possible concussion, so they'll send him for tests. We should get an update soon.
Mar 7 - 1:31 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Padres and Twins both inquired about Jose Iglesias this offseason.

Obviously nothing came from these discussions but it reinforces the idea that no one on Detroit is untouchable. Iglesias, Miguel Cabrera, J.D. Martinez, Victor Martinez and Justin Verlander have all popped up in trade rumors this offseason. It's no secret the Tigers are trying to cut payroll but getting Iglesias' $4.1 million salary off the books wouldn't make much of a dent. Iglesias set career-highs with four homers and 32 RBI last season but hit for his lowest average since 2012.
Feb 23 - 8:57 PM

Tigers and SS Jose Iglesias avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.1 million contract.

Iglesias was arbitration-eligible for the second time. The slick fielder is a career .275/.325/.353 hitter.
Jan 13 - 2:00 PM

Jose Iglesias is back in the Tigers' starting lineup on Monday night against the Indians.

Iglesias was scratched from the Tigers' lineup Sunday following the death of his friend and fellow Cuban Jose Fernandez. He'll start at shortstop and bat ninth Monday versus Indians right-hander Corey Kluber.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 03:29:00 PM

Jose Iglesias was a late scratch from the Tigers' lineup Sunday.

Chris McCosky of the Detroit News says that Iglesias "was tore up pretty good" by the death of fellow Cuban Jose Fernandez and it appears that's the reason for him being scratched. Andrew Romine has replaced Iglesias at shortstop.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 10:40:00 AM

Jose Iglesias (hand) singled and scored a run in five trips to the plate Saturday against the Royals.

Iglesias had to be lifted from Friday's game after an errant throw from third base hit his right hand as he crossed first base. However, he didn't wind up needing any additional down time as it turned out.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 08:23:00 AM

Jose Iglesias has been diagnosed with a right hand contusion and is listed as day-to-day.

The defensive wizard was hit in the hand by an errant throw while running the bases in Friday's victory over the Royals. It wouldn't be surprising to see Andrew Romine start in his place on Saturday.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 09:51:00 PM

Jose Iglesias was forced to leave Friday's game against the Royals after being hit on the hand by an errant throw.

Iglesias got drilled on the right hand by a wild throw from Cheslor Cuthbert as he crossed first base. He remained in the game to run for himself, but was replaced by Andrew Romine defensively the next half inning. Expect the Tigers to provide an update on his status after the conclusion of Friday's game.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 09:42:00 PM

Tigers activated SS Jose Iglesias from the 15-day disabled list.

He's active and with the club for Saturday's game against the Angels. With Erick Aybar filling in nicely in his absence, it'll be interesting to see how playing time is dished out in the coming weeks. Iglesias missed over two weeks of action with an injured hamstring.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 03:15:00 PM

Jose Iglesias (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

The feeling had been that he'd return Friday, but the Tigers will give him an extra day. Iglesias has missed the last couple weeks with a hamstring issue.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 04:21:00 PM

Jose Iglesias (hamstring) could be activated from the disabled list on Friday.

Iglesias is 4-for-12 with a homer in three rehab games with Triple-A Toledo. The shortstop has been sidelined since August 12 because of a left hamstring strain. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday that he plans to keep Erick Aybar active even when Iglesias returns, for what it's worth.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 11:54:00 AM

Jose Iglesias (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo on Monday.

He's slated to play at least four games for Toledo, putting him in line to return next weekend if all goes well. Iglesias has missed the last week and a half with a hamstring injury.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 12:05:00 PM

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C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
3Miguel Gonzalez
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2Efren Navarro
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Omar Infante
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Brendan Ryan
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
2Juan Perez
3Jim Adduci
CF1Tyler Collins
2Mikie Mahtook
3JaCoby Jones
4Alex Presley
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
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2Michael Fulmer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Anibal Sanchez
5Daniel Norris
6Mike Pelfrey
7Matt Boyd
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2Shane Greene
3Justin Wilson
4Bruce Rondon
5Alex Wilson
6Kyle Ryan
7Daniel Stumpf
8Blaine Hardy