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Jose Iglesias | Shortstop

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski on Wednesday officially ruled out Jose Iglesias (shins) for the 2014 season.
The Tigers will receive the latest medical report on Iglesias on Wednesday, but Dombrowski conceded that the shortstop won't be an option this season regardless of the findings. "We do not plan on having Iglesias back with us this year," the GM said. Dombrowski did add that Iglesias "is progressing as projected, but we do not think he will be ready at any point this season to play." Andrew Romine and Danny Worth will continue manning short for now, but Eugenio Suarez and/or Hernan Perez could get a look eventually. Jun 4 - 10:24 AM
Source: Detroit News

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Jose Iglesias (shins) will be re-evaluated in the coming days to determine whether there's a chance he could possibly return this season.

The expectation is that the stress fractures Iglesias has in both shins will keep him out until 2015, but the Tigers won't officially rule him out until this week's exam. "We should get an update on him here in the next 24 hours," manager Brad Ausmus said Tuesday.
Jun 3 - 9:09 PM

Tigers placed SS Jose Iglesias on the 60-day disabled list with fractures in both of his shins.

Iglesias is expected to miss the entire 2014 season. Andrew Romine and Alex Gonzalez project to split playing time at shortstop, though the Tigers could make a move.
Mar 29 - 3:12 PM

The Tigers confirmed Thursday that Jose Iglesias (shins) is unlikely to play this season.

Iglesias was diagnosed earlier this week with stress fractures in both of his shins -- originally believed to be shin splints. He will be limited to non-weight conditioning for the next 4-6 months. It's a tough blow for the Tigers, who don't have a good backup option at shortstop and were relying on Iglesias to provide his usual brand of elite-level defense at the most important position on the infield.
Mar 20 - 11:47 AM

Jim Duquette of Sirius XM Radio was told by a source close to Jose Iglesias that the shortstop is dealing with stress fractures in both shins.

The shortstop has confirmed the report himself. Iglesias is flying to Colorado on Tuesday to get yet another opinion. More should be known about his diagnosis and timetable after that, but Duquette says Iglesias could miss "significant" time. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski conceded Sunday that the shortstop would "definitely" begin the season on the disabled list, but he called reports that Iglesias could miss four months or more of action "speculation" at this point.
Mar 17 - 10:23 AM

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Sunday that Jose Iglesias (shins) will "definitely" begin the season on the disabled list.

As for reports that the shortstop could miss four months or more of action, the GM said it's "speculation" at this point. Iglesias will visit a third specialist on Tuesday to see if they can get a handle on his shin issues. The Tigers currently plan to replace Iglesias with internal options, but Dombrowski did say that he would "keep a pulse on what's going on outside the organization."
Mar 16 - 12:06 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that Jose Iglesias (shins) will miss at least four months, and perhaps the entirety of the 2014 season.

It's a very tough break for the Tigers, as the defensive wizard adds considerable value to the team's pitching staff. The Tigers are now reportedly interested in signing free agent Stephen Drew to fill the void, but they could also talk to the Mariners about Nick Franklin, or let in-house option Hernan Perez get a crack at regular playing time.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 15 - 9:57 PM

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski commented that he's "not prepared to answer this question" when asked about reports that Jose Iglesias will miss most of the 2014 season.

Peter Gammons reported earlier in the day that there may be truth to the rumor that the Tigers were in on Stephen Drew, and if the reports on Iglesias are true, it almost seems like a must now. It's all speculation at this point, but where there's smoke there's usually fire.
Mar 15 - 8:03 PM

A source close to Jose Iglesias tells Jim Bowden of ESPN and Sirius XM that Iglesias will miss "most of 2014" due to a shin injury.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus acknowledged Saturday that Iglesias might have to start the season on the disabled list, but this is the first indication that the injury may be more serious than the team is letting on. Bowden goes on to say that the injury might prompt the team to pursue free agent Stephen Drew. Iglesias is slated to be the Tigers' starting shortstop this year and for years to come. Stay tuned.
Mar 15 - 6:06 PM

After visiting with a chiropractor Friday, Jose Iglesias (shins) was given a micro feedback machine with biofeedback, which he will wear for 24 hours.

Iglesias is able to hit and field with no issues, but his shins are still painful when he runs. Tigers trainer Kevin Rand said the shortstop is dealing with a "tibial stress reaction," which is essentially severe shin splints. At this point, a trip to the disabled list is looking likely, but the Tigers hope to know more after the micro feedback machine results come back. Hernan Perez will be the club's Opening Day shortstop if Iglesias isn't ready.
Mar 14 - 12:06 PM

Lynn Henning of the Detroit News reports that it "seems to be near-certain" Jose Iglesias (shins) will begin the season on the disabled list.

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski expressed optimism earlier this week that Iglesias was nearing game action, but the shortstop is set to see another specialist Friday. "We're not there yet, but it's getting more and more tenuous," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said when asked whether the time had come to make a decision about Iglesias' status. It's looking like Hernan Perez will be the club's Opening Day shortstop.
Mar 14 - 9:21 AM

Jose Iglesias (shins) will visit another specialist Friday.

It's not clear whether Iglesias has had a setback or perhaps he's looking to gain clearance to play. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said earlier this week that he thinks the shortstop will be ready to play in games this weekend. Iglesias has dealt with shin issues off and on throughout his career, but they've been very painful for him this spring.
Mar 14 - 9:05 AM

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski believes SS Jose Iglesias (shin splints) will play in games this weekend.

Dombrowski is pleased with the young shortstop's progress in workouts. Iglesias fielded grounders, took batting practice and jogged on Tuesday. The defensive wizard has dealt with shin issues off and on throughout his career. It's not considered serious.
Mar 12 - 12:53 PM

Jose Iglesias (shins) fielded grounders, took batting practice and jogged on Tuesday.

"He did indicate this was a good day," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. The shortstop appears to be making some clear progress and could make his Grapefruit League debut later this week. Ausmus has said that the club will have to make a decision soon as to Iglesias' availability for Opening Day.
Mar 11 - 7:27 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday that the team "will have to make a decision" about Jose Iglesias (shins) soon.

Iglesias is feeling better, but Ausmus said the young shortstop is "gonna hit that point where he won't have enough at-bats." It's possible that Iglesias will make his Grapefruit League debut later this week. If he isn't ready at the start of the season, the Tigers are likely to carry Hernan Perez as their shortstop.
Mar 9 - 12:24 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Andrew Romine
3Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1J.D. Martinez
2Andy Dirks
CF1Rajai Davis
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Torii Hunter
2Don Kelly
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Max Scherzer
4Anibal Sanchez
5Rick Porcello
6Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Blaine Hardy
7Pat McCoy
8Jim Johnson
9Joel Hanrahan
10Luke Putkonen
11Bruce Rondon