Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:09:34 -0700
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said SS Eugenio Suarez was a long shot to make the team's opening day roster, which means SSs Danny Worth and Hernan Perez may battle for the starting shortstop job with SS Jose Iglesias (shins) out.
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.
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.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:28:56 -0700
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (shins) will visit with a second specialist to figure out a fix for the stress reaction in his shins. Manager Brad Ausmus said the meeting isn't a positive sign that Iglesias will return soon. Iglesias received orthotics that added extra cushion under the feet last week, and he's since resumed workouts and taken batting practice. However, he has not done anything more than light jogging, suggesting he's not close to returning to games. Iglesias could be running out of time in order to be ready for opening day. INF Steve Lombardozzi has been playing semi-regularly at shortstop with Iglesias out the last few weeks, and he'd likely fill in if Iglesias has a day-to-day injury. If Iglesias needs to start on the disabled list, the Tigers could call up SSs Hernan Perez or Eugenio Suarez.
Fantasy Tip: Iglesias isn't highly sought after in fantasy leagues, because he's a defense-first player. This news surely will have very few folks willing to take him. If he opens on the DL, none of his replacements are worth looking into, either.
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 10:42:12 -0700
The Detroit Tigers reassigned C Ramon Cabrera, SS Dixon Machado, SS Eugenio Suarez and OF Daniel Fields to minor league camp Monday, March 11.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 07:59:21 -0800
The Detroit Tigers signed free-agent INF Don Kelly, P Kenny Faulk, INF Eugenio Suarez and OF Tyler Collins to minor league deals with invitations to spring training.