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
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.