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The Tigers will continue to bring Iglesias along slowly this spring, using him on alternating days for Grapefruit League games, the Detroit News reports.

In addition to running at full speed recently, the Tigers gave Iglesias two at-bats and three innings in the field during Wednesday's game. He's scheduled to get the start Friday against the Braves.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 4 Days

Iglesias is starting at shortstop and hitting second inf the Tigers' first spring lineup, Anthony Fenech of freep.com reports.

This should be Iglesias' triumphant return to the field after his leg injury, and a little earlier than expected given prior reports that he's be playing some designated hitter this spring. If he gets reliable playing time through the spring, there's no reason to believe he's not the Tigers everyday shortstop with no restrictions in 2015.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 8 Days

Iglesias (leg) could serve as the designated hitter early in spring training to get in extra at bats, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Iglesias won't put as much stress on his injured shins playing in the designated hitter role, allowing him to get in extra reps. Manager Brad Ausmus said that there's some concern about how Iglesias' shins will hold up over the course of the season, but he will try to get in work any way he can in spring training in preparation for the campaign.

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Iglesias (shins) is only running at about 85-90 percent intensity, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.Iglesias reiterated that he is 100 percent healthy, but after missing all of last season with stress fractures in both shins, he wants to ease into his spring work. The Tigers have said that they will monitor Iglesias closely in the weeks ahead in hopes of avoiding any sort of setback.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 14 Days

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus admitted that "there's a little bit of concern" regarding how Iglesias' shins will hold up over the long grind of the season, MLive.com reports.The 24-year-old Iglesias is said to be fully healthy entering spring training after missing all of last season with stress fractures in both of his shins. However, Ausmus suggested the team will monitor Iglesias closely, saying "I'm just worried that this thing might sneak back up on us over the course of a few months if we don't pay attention to it." Iglesias is currently penciled in atop the depth chart at shortstop for Detroit.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 1 Month

Iglesias (leg) will be fully healthy by spring training, the Detroit Free Press reports.

After missing the 2014 season with stress fractures in both shins, Iglesias is back to 100 percent at every activity but sprinting, and believes he'll be there by the start of spring training. When he does return, the 25-year-old will be in line for the starting spot at short, but he'll likely have to show he's back to full health before locking down his spot atop the depth chart.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 3 Months

Iglesias, who is recovering from stress fractures in both shins, has been running this offseason, Lynn Henning of The Detroit News reports.

It's not entirely clear where Iglesias stands in his recovery, but it's a good sign that he is able to get on his feet and run. The Tigers believe he will be ready to go when spring training kicks off in February.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 5 Months

Iglesias (lower leg) is expected to be ready for spring training, the Detroit Free Press reports. "The doctors tell me he'll be fine," GM Dave Dombrowski said. "He's going to be ready for spring training, he's going to be ready to go, and he's over all of his (injuries)."

Stress fractures in both shins kept Iglesias out for the entire 2014 season, but the 24-year-old is ramping up his baseball activities and it sounds like he'll be a full-go come spring training. Dombrowski is not, however, willing to anoint Iglesias the starting shortstop for 2015 just yet, since manager Brad Ausmus and the rest of the coaching staff haven't seen him play more than half an exhibition game, but he said he'd be "surprised" if Iglesias doesn't earn the everyday job.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 6 Months

Iglesias (leg) has been cleared for lower-body exercises, and hopes to be ready for a normal offseason program, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Iglesias has missed all of the 2014 season with stress fractures in both legs, but he has been progressing well. He expects to be ready by the start of the 2015 season, and this is a good sign in his recovery. He figures to be the starting shortstop when he returns, but the Tigers have some depth at the position, so Iglesias may have to fight for the role in the spring.

Jose Iglesias SS DET 9 Months

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.