At 23 years old, Jose Iglesias has officially made it big.
Doug Fister pitched eight impressive innings, Austin Jackson homered and Jose Iglesias drove in a run in his Detroit debut to lead the Tigers to a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
Leyland doesn’t seem to be the type to care about numbers, not even the one that he wears on his back.
So will Iglesias live up to Lou Whitaker’s legacy?
Many Tigers fans will wake up on Wednesday morning to the surprise that the Tigers have acquired shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox.
With Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta implicated in the Biogenesis scandal, the Detroit Tigers stand to lose their shortstop to a long suspension at any time.
“Our scouting reports have him as an All-Star shortstop,” Dombrowski said.
A few weeks ago, the Detroit Tigers general manager did not want to deal.
The move of Iglesias seems like insurance for Jhonny Peralta, who has been connected to the Biogenesis scandal and many believe will be suspended within the next few days.