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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-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

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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

Jose Iglesias has been excused from the Tigers to be present for the birth of his child.

Iglesias' wife Arlene is due to give birth Wednesday in Miami and the shortstop grabbed an early flight south. Detroit has a scheduled team off day on Thursday, so Iglesias might only miss one game.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 11:07:00 AM

Jose Iglesias went 1-for-3 and drove in the Tigers' only two runs in Friday's loss to the White Sox.

His two-run knock put the Tigers ahead 2-1 in the fifth inning, but it would wind up being their only offense in the ballgame. Iglesias is hitting .258/.291/.372 with five homers, 48 RBI and seven stolen bases on the year.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 11:10:00 PM

Jose Iglesias went 3-for-3 with two doubles, four RBI and a walk against the Yankees on Thursday.

Iglesias apparently hurt his right hand in the final get-together in today's festivities, but he was able to remain in afterwards. It was his best day of the year at the plate. In fact, he had a pretty great series, going 7-for-11 with a homer and three doubles. He raised his OPS from .625 to .664 in the three games.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 06:02:00 PM

Jose Iglesias went 2-for-4 and cracked a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

He went yard off stud reliever Tommy Kahnle with two outs in the ninth inning but it didn't matter as the Tigers were trailing by nine runs at time. The defensive-minded shortstop and nine-hole batter has not been very proficient with the bat this year, slashing an empty .251/.284/.362 with five homers and 42 RBI in 103 games.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 12:29:00 AM

Tigers activated SS Jose Igleesias from the bereavement list.

Iglesias has been away from the Tigers since Sunday due to a death in the family. He returns to the team, now, albeit with an understandably heavy heart.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 05:49:00 PM

Jose Iglesias is due to return from the bereavement list on Wednesday.

Iglesias was excused from the Tigers on Sunday afternoon following a death in his family. Jeimer Candelario will probably be sent back to Triple-A Toledo to open a 25-man roster spot.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 04:22:00 PM

Tigers placed SS Jose Iglesias on the bereavement list.

Iglesias must miss at least three games but no more than seven. Dixon Machado will handle shortstop in his absence.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 02:04:00 PM

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1B1Miguel Cabrera
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4Alexi Amarista
SS1Jose Iglesias
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3B1Jeimer Candelario
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