Jose Iglesias SS DET 8 hours ago

Iglesias is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

Iglesias has two hits in two career at-bats against Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey, but manager Brad Ausmus decided to give him a day off after starting eight straight games. Josh Wilson will get the start at shortstop in Iglesias' place.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 3 days ago

Iglesias, who entered Tuesday hitting .330 with an on-base percentage of .384, could move into the leadoff spot for the Tigers, according to the Detroit Free Press. He has spent almost the entire season hitting out of the nine hole.

The spotlight would increase dramatically on the hot-hitting shortstop, whose average sits fourth in the American League. He has hit second a few times this season, but has never gone to the top of the lineup. If he could handle it without it affecting his game, his fantasy value will go up in a big way, particularly in the runs scored department. He'd have a lot of massive bats behind him to punch him in. Keep an eye on it -- Anthony Gose is struggling with a .167 average and .214 on-base percentage in June.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 2 weeks ago

Iglesias is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Indians.

Iglesias reached base five times over the last two games, but manager Brad Ausmus decided to give him a day off for the first time since May 27. Andrew Romine will get the start at shortstop in Iglesias' place.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 1 month ago

Iglesias is batting second in Tuesday's lineup against Kendall Graveman and the A's.

Coming off an ugly four-game sweep at the hands of the Angels, the Tigers will move a hot Iglesias up to second in the order, with Ian Kinsler dropping back to fifth and J.D. Martinez to sixth. The change won't necessarily last, but with a .338/.396/.426 slash line and 12:11 K:BB ratio through 42 games, Iglesias has made a strong argument that he deserves better than the eighth or ninth spot in the lineup. He's never going to hit for much power, and the walks will probably drop off to some extent, but Iglesias has done a fantastic job of making contact this season. If he had enough plate appearances to qualify, he'd rank among the major-league leaders in swinging-strike rate (3.5 percent), contact percentage (91.7) and zone-contact percentage (97.1). He also hits very few fly balls, which is ideal for a player with minimal power. The flip side is that Iglesias makes very weak contact, meaning he needs a ton of ground balls and line drives, along with a very low strikeout rate, just to maintain a respectable slash line.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 1 month ago

Iglesias (knee) is back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels.

Iglesias is in the lineup for the first time since suffering a knee contusion during Saturday's game against the Astros. He was said to be available as a pinch-hitter Wednesday night but never got into the game. With Iglesias' return, Austin Romine moves back to a utility role while Dixon Machado heads to Triple-A Toledo.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 1 month ago

Iglesias's knee is still dealing with some minor swelling, but it available to pinch hit and can take grounders that are hit "right at him" according to manager Brad Ausmus, Lynn G. Henning of The Detroit News reports.

Iglesias will sit out Wednesday for a third straight game, but he appears close to a potential return. He's available to pinch hit if needed Wednesday, but the swelling likely prevents him from some of the lateral movement required to play shortstop.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 1 month ago

Iglesias remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Athletics.

Iglesias' absence from the lineup will stretch to four games Wednesday, but it's not expected to send him to the disabled list. Dixon Machado will receive the start at shortstop again Wednesday, batting eighth for the Tigers.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 1 month ago

Iglesias (knee) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the A's.

It does not appear that Iglesias is dealing with the type of setback that will land him on the disabled list, but he will miss his third straight game Tuesday. Andrew Romine will start at shortstop for the Tigers on Tuesday.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 1 month ago

Manager Brad Ausmus indicated Monday that he's be "shocked" if Iglesias required a stint on the disabled list, James Schmehl of MLive Media Groupreports.

Iglesias remains out of the lineup, but he's still considered day-to-day at this point. The fact that a DL stint is even being discussed is a bit concerning, but unless something changes, it doesn't look like it will be necessary.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 1 month ago

Iglesias (knee) is out of the lineup Monday against the Athletics.

Iglesias' absence Monday represents his second straight after leaving Saturday due to a left knee contusion. Thankfully, both an MRI and X-rays Sunday confirmed no structural damage, so he likely remains day-to-day. Dixon Machado will receive the start at shortstop Monday, batting ninth for the Tigers.