The Detroit Tigers announced earlier this morning that shortstop Jose Iglesias would be temporarily sidelined with recurring shin problems in both legs. His return will be in “about a week.”
I attended the game in Lakeland yesterday and Iglesias ran hard to second on a hit-and-run and was doubled over a bit after reaching the base safely. He did not come out of the game at that time and showed no signs of pain after the initial reaction. He was replaced in the sixth inning along with the other starters.
This is not a new issue for Jose, according to James Schmehl of Mlive, he initially sustained the injury while running in the sand as a member of the Boston Red Sox in the 2012 off-season and it has flared up from time-to-time.
Manager Brad Ausmus said he doesn’t think a 15-day disabled list stint is in the cards for Iglesias and that if this had been the regular season he may have sat out for a couple of games to rest the shins.
Iglesias was slated to start at shortstop in one of the two Tigers’ games this afternoon. He was to travel to Clearwater to face the Philadelphia Phillies, but instead his place will be taken by Hernan Perez.