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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.

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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/3B DET 5 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.

Jose Iglesias SS/3B DET 5 Months

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.

Jose Iglesias SS/3B DET 7 Months

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.

Jose Iglesias SS/3B DET 7 Months

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

Jose Iglesias SS/3B DET 7 Months

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.

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.

Jose Iglesias SS/3B DET 7 Months

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."

Jose Iglesias SS/3B DET 7 Months

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.

Jose Iglesias SS/3B DET 7 Months

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.