Jose Iglesias SS DET 1 hour ago

Iglesias left Sunday's game due to groin tightness, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Iglesias was 1-for-2 at the plate before being replaced by Andrew Romine. The team is listing him as "day-to-day" for now, so be sure to check Tuesday's lineup before using the young shortstop in daily formats.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 4 days ago

Iglesias is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins.

Iglesias has been hot at the plate to start the season, slashing .379/.431/.515 over the first month. He will simply get a maintenance day off Wednesday, with Andrew Romine starting in his place and batting ninth.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 1 week ago

Iglesias is not in the lineup Thursday against the Yankees.

Iglesias will be replaced by Hernan Perez at shortstop after starting 14 of the first 15 games for Detroit. The 25-year-old has hit safely in seven of the last eight games, opening the year with a .396/.453/.479 slash line. He'll presumably return to his regular role for Friday's series opener against the Yankees.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 2 weeks ago

Iglesias delivered the Tigers the win Friday over the White Sox with his first-ever walk-off hit in the ninth inning. He put a single through the right side.

He was 2-for-4 on the day and has been an offensive revelation for the team, leading them with a .484 average and getting on base at a .529 clip. He spent the offseason focusing on his bat, not his already stellar glove, and the work is paying off. He gets the ball in play courtesy of a nice, short swing and he can beat out hits because of his speed.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 3 weeks ago

Iglesias went 1-for-2 with a walk and his fourth steal of the year Wednesday against Pittsburgh.

His excellent start to the season continues, as Iglesias is still holding a .481 average to go with his speed contributions. Amazingly, Iglesias has already set a new career high in steals. It's hard to know what to expect from the 25-year-old Cuban, but he's shown some ability to hit for average in the past.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 3 weeks ago

Iglesias went 2-for-3 including a double and scored a run Tuesday against Pittsburgh. He is now 12-for-25 (.480) on the season.

His game is based on his glove and his best hitting attribute is his average -- there just isn't much power here and he doesn't walk much. A dry spell at the plate will sink any value he might have.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 3 weeks ago

Iglesias is out of the lineup Saturday against the Indians.

With three more hits Friday, Iglesias now has nine base knocks in 15 at-bats this season, though only one has gone for extra bases. Still, it's good to see the 25-year-old get off to such a strong start after he missed all of last season with stress fractures in both shins and then struggled to a .135 average (7-for-52) in spring training. Austin Romine will get the nod at short Saturday, but Iglesias remains the primary option moving forward.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 4 weeks ago

Iglesias' strong start to the season continued Thursday as he went 4-for-4, including a double, and scored three times in the Tigers' rout of the Twins.

This offensive outburst will certainly not continue, as his best asset is clearly his glove. But six hits in seven at bats in his first two games is certainly worth noting. He appears healthy after missing all of last season, but watch for him to sit down a few times early in the season -- he only first played nine full innings on March 29.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 4 weeks ago

After missing the entirety of the 2014 season with stress fractures in his shins, Iglesias had a strong debut Monday, going 2-for-3 with a pair of stolen bases.

Iglesias played all nine innings despite only first doing so this year on March 29. Having struggled with the bat this spring, Iglesias' two-hit day was a nice surprise, and the two steals now make up one quarter of his eight career thefts. In his last full season the defensive whiz hit .303 in 109 games between the Red Sox and the Tigers.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 1 month ago

Iglesias played a full nine-inning game Saturday for the first time this spring, MLive.com reports.

He's scheduled for a day of rest Sunday, but Iglesias is progressing toward playing in back-to-back full games on Monday and Tuesday. It would hardly be surprising to see the Tigers give him regular days off when the regular season begins, but Iglesias is expected to handle the bulk of the playing time at shortstop. Iglesias has gone 4-for-38 (.105) at the plate this spring, but he's chipped in three steals while striking out just three times.