Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:09:43 -0700
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shins) has officially been ruled out for the rest of the season. He's recovering from stress fractures in both of his shins. "We do not plan on having Iglesias back with us this year," general manager Dave Dombrowski said, adding that Iglesias "is progressing as projected, but we do not think he will be ready at any point this season." SS Andrew Romine has been starting at shortstop and his hitting just .200 with a .252 OPS in 39 games. SSs Eugenio Suarez or Hernan Perez may be called up eventually.
Fantasy Tip: You can now officially cut bait from Iglesias in all redraft leagues if you were holding out hope for a late-season return. Romine, because of his offensive deficiencies, should only be owned in AL leagues.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:16:02 -0700
The Detroit Tigers have placed OF Andy Dirks (back) on the 15-day disabled list and SS Jose Iglesias (shins) and RP Bruce Rondon (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:01:15 -0700
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shins) will miss four to six months with stress fractures in both of his legs. He will be re-evaluated in four months, and he'll be relegated to non-weight bearing exercises and upper-body conditioning for four to six months. The Tigers may decide to sign free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox) to replace Iglesias.
Fantasy Tip: This essentially means Iglesias is done for the year, and it might affect him for the rest of his career, sadly. If Detroit doesn't trade for Drew, Steve Lombardozzi may be the biggest beneficiary of playing time on the infield, but that's unlikely.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:41:05 -0700
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shins) said he's dealing with stress fractures in both of his legs, and he won't know how long he'll be out until he visits with Dr. Thomas Clanton Tuesday, March 18. Iglesias has been playing with pain in both of his shins since last spring training.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:45:11 -0700
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shins) is expected to be out at least until the All-Star break with significant injuries to both of his shins. He could wind up missing the entire season, according to a baseball source. INFs Steve Lombardozzi, Danny Worth, Hernan Perez and Eugenio Suarez have been playing shortstop in spring games, but the team doesn't have a clear replacement on roster. Free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox) and Seattle Mariners SS Nick Franklin could be options if Detroit decides to look outside the organization.
Fantasy Tip: Terrible news for Iglesias here. Fortunately for fantasy players, he likely was left undrafted in mixed leagues, because he's a defense-first player and isn't heralded for his skills with the bat. Drew seems like a real possibility, so if you could use an upgrade at shortstop and he wasn't drafted in your league, you might want to think about scooping him up.
Sun, 16 Mar 2014 09:06:58 -0700
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shin) will begin the regular season on the 15-day disabled list. He will meet with a specialist in Colorado Tuesday, March 18, to get a second opinion on his shin injury.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:35:23 -0700
If the Detroit Tigers elect to explore the trade market for a replacement for SS Jose Iglesias (shin), Seattle Mariners SS Nick Franklin might fit the bill.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:34:39 -0700
With news that Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shin) could miss most or all of the regular season due to significant injuries to both shins, and no clear replacement on the current roster, the organization could turn their attention to free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox).
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:34:03 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shin) has significant injuries to both shins that are expected to keep him out at least until the All-Star break and could force him to miss most or all of the season, a source confirmed Saturday, March 15. The team has no clear replacement for Iglesias on their current roster. Utilitymen Steve Lombardozzi and Danny Worth and minor-leaguers Hernan Perez and Eugenio Suarez have been playing shortstop during Grapefruit League spring games while Iglesias has been sidelined.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:16:17 -0700
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shin) is expected to miss most of the 2014 season, according to a source close to Iglesias. The speculation is that the Tigers will pursue free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox).
Fantasy Tip: If true, Iglesias' value drops to nil. Drew would be a solid AL-only shortstop to grab and a decent middle-infielder in mixed leagues. Drew would lose some power potential due to the spacious ballpark, but depending on his spot in the lineup, he could have solid runs and RBI production.