Tigers

Doctor Confirms Stress Fractures; Jose Iglesias Out At Least Four Months

View Comments
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 17:  Jose Iglesias #1 of the Detroit Tigers fields a ball hit by David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox for an out in the fifth inning during Game Five of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park on October 17, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 17: Jose Iglesias #1 of the Detroit Tigers fields a ball hit by David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox for an out in the fifth inning during Game Five of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park on October 17, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

AshleyDunkak Ashley Dunkak
Ashley writes feature stories and news articles about the Lions,...
Read More

Detroit Tigers
Upcoming Games

Buy Tigers Tickets Full Schedule
Monday Apr 6
vs. Twins
Wednesday Apr 8
vs. Twins
Thursday Apr 9
vs. Twins
Tigers Central
Shop for Tigers Gear
Buy Tigers Tickets

MLB Scoreboard
MLB Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

By Ashley Dunkak
@AshleyDunkak

CBS DETROIT – The new and improved infield of the Detroit Tigers has officially lost its centerpiece.

Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, known for his range, quickness and flashy plays, had told reporters earlier he has stress fractures in both his shins, and the team announced Thursday that Dr. Thomas Clanton in Colorado confirmed that condition.

After reviewing a bone scan and MRI of Iglesias, Clanton also examined a CT scan, which indeed showed bilateral tibial stress fractures.

For the next four to six months, Iglesias will engage in only non-weight bearing conditioning, including swimming, biking and upper body strengthening. After four months, Iglesias will be reevaluated.

The Tigers traded away Avisail Garcia for Iglesias last season. They needed a shortstop because Jhonny Peralta would soon be suspended for his role in the Biogenesis scandal. Iglesias hit .259 for Detroit in 2013.

Last season the infield consisted of Miguel Cabrera at third, Peralta or Iglesias at short, Omar Infante at second and Prince Fielder at third. This season, Nick Castellanos plays third, Iglesias was supposed to be at short, Ian Kinsler will be at second and Cabrera will be back at first, the position he played before moving to third to accommodate Fielder.

The changes in the infield were expected to make the Tigers much stronger defensively, but the subtraction of Iglesias could lessen the improvement significantly.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,330 other followers