Jose Iglesias SS DET 2 weeks ago

Iglesias is out of the lineup Thursday against the Pirates.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Iglesias has yet to miss a start this season, but after going hitless in back-to-back games, manager Brad Ausmus decided it would be time for his first day off. Andrew Romine will take over at shortstop for the afternoon contest against tough right-hander Gerrit Cole.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 3 weeks ago

Iglesias went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's 8-4 loss to the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 26-year-old shortstop is off to an excellent start in 2016, with multi-hit games in three straight contests and a four-game hitting streak overall. Although he won't provide much in the way of homers and RBI, Iglesias is expected to serve as an effective table-setter that should have an abundance of run-scoring opportunities considering the caliber of hitters following him in the lineup.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 2 months ago

Iglesias, who wasn't considered the best teammate despite an All-Star season in 2015, spent the offseason mulling his approach and he says he'll stop chasing personal stats this season and focus on a team-first attitude, reports MLive.com.

Competitive Edge Analysis

That's great for Iglesias and the Tigers, and not so great for fantasy owners. Iglesias hit .300, but was more concerned about his own stats than doing whatever it took for his team to win. It culminated in an August shoving match with catcher James McCann in the dugout. He promises to change: "A year is a long time to look at yourself in the mirror and say, 'I did this for myself, or I can do more for my team,' " Iglesias said. "At the end of the day, it's not about you. It's about winning." His value lies in his ability to deliver offense, so we're downgrading him a tick or two until we know more.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 3 months ago

Iglesias agreed to a one-year, $2.1 million contract with the Tigers on Friday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Iglesias' deal includes some performance bonuses that could increase his salary for the season, but the 26-year-old will need to remain healthy to reach the benchmarks. After batting a respectable .300/.347/.370 with two home runs last season, Iglesias should once again serve as the Tigers' starting shortstop, but his fantasy upside pretty limited given his lack of power and ability to swipe bases.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 7 months ago

Iglesias (finger) is not expected to return this season, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Tigers were leaving the door open for Iglesias to play again, but he simply hasn't progressed in his recovery quickly enough to make it back. Iglesias has yet to be cleared to hit after suffering a non-displaced chip fracture in his right middle finger in early September. Manager Brad Ausmus said he'd be "shocked" if the shortstop took BP this weekend.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 7 months ago

Iglesias (finger) has not been ruled out for the remainder of the season, James Schmehl of MLive.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 25-year-old shortstop underwent follow-up testing Friday, two weeks after being diagnosed with a small, non-displaced chip fracture in his right middle finger. While the results of his tests have not been disclosed, it sounds like the team is still holding out hope he can make it back onto the field this season. Even if Iglesias does return, he would have a very small window to make a fantasy impact.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 8 months ago

Iglesias has been diagnosed with a small, non-displaced chip fracture of the right middle finger. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Preliminary X-rays were negative, but additional testing was ordered after Iglesias reported feeling worse Friday than he did immediately following Thursday's game. The team will check up on him a couple weeks, and likely determine then if a return this season is realistic.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 8 months ago

Iglesias said his finger felt worse Friday than it did Thursday and will go for more tests, George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Tigers have said that Iglesias may only miss a few games, but it now sounds like it could be a more extensive absence that that. His status should continue to be updated throughout the weekend, but look for Dixon Machado to serve as the Tigers' primary shortstop for the foreseeable future.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 8 months ago

Iglesias (finger) remains out of the lineup Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is no surprise, as manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday that Iglesias will likely miss "more than a couple games." Starting in Iglesias' place Friday will be Dixon Machado, a September call-up who has appeared in only three games for Detroit this season.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 8 months ago

Manager Brad Ausmus said Thursday that he expects Iglesias (finger) to miss "more than a couple games," Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Iglesias left Thursday's game with a middle finger contusion after he was hit on the hand by a pitch. While X-rays did come back negative, the Tigers recalled Dixon Machado on Thursday in preparation for Iglesias missing a few games.