Jul 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Jose Iglesias (10) throws to first base against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fourth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Iglesias Enters Detroit Tigers Lineup at 3B, Miguel Cabrera Scratched

It’s completely unsurprising that Jim Leyland filled out his lineup card this way, but the shortstop with perhaps the worst range in the American League is playing shortstop, and the shortstop with perhaps the best range was originally slated to play second base. Because of course.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Hernan Perez is not present at the ballpark. It looks like he was the one that was optioned to the minor leagues to open the roster spot for Iglesias.

[UPDATE:] Cabrera has now been scratched from the lineup and Iglesias will fill in at third base.

We may have seen the end of Perez until September. He won’t be eligible for recall for 10 days, but I think the hope is that Omar Infante can be back to playing by then. We’ll probably see Danny Worth recalled for the first time on Monday if Jhonny Peralta‘s probable suspension is announced.

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  • Matt Pelc

    One thing I find is interesting is the fact that while Miggy is still clearly ailing, he can’t be used as DH, because you don’t want to take Martinez’s bat out of the lineup. Since he can only play first, that would mean Prince would have to sit and they seem to want to keep his consecutive games streak intact. I think Prince would maybe benefit from having to sit and get his head on straight for a game or two, but that’s likely not going to happen.

  • chrisHannum

    It makes sense, Don Kelly should be the guy filling in at third – but the White Sox are putting a lefty up there. If Cabrera is hurting that much, though, it makes me wish that they had gone a man short in the ‘pen for a couple of days to keep Perez in the bigs.

  • greg c

    Perez can be recalled in case of suspension. 10 day rule is lifted to replace a player who is injured. By MLB rule the suspension is treated as an injury for roster considerations. Milwaukee just had the same thing happen.