By: Will Burchfield
For the Tigers, a tough Spring Training just got tougher.READ MORE: Detroit Adds 4 Electric Buses To Fleet
Shortstop Jose Iglesias left Tuesday’s game with a neck injury after sliding headfirst into the leg of Phillies catcher Ryan Hannigan during a play at the plate.
Iglesias, who was attempting to score from second on a single, was later diagnosed with a neck contusion. He is considered day to day.READ MORE: MDOT Closing Pedestrian Bridge Over I-94 Near Wayne State University For Repairs
Spring Training hasn’t been kind to the Tigers. They’ve lost six straight games and their pitching has been abysmal. Detroit has surrendered 53 runs – nearly nine per game – during the aforementioned skid.
Even coolheaded manager Brad Ausmus is showing signs of frustration.
But in regard to Iglesias, the Tigers can breathe a sigh of relief. A dangerous play with potentially dire ramifications left their starting shortstop relatively unscathed.MORE NEWS: 3 Charged After Woman's Body Found In Trunk Of Burning Car
And in March, health matters more than results.