During the summer of 2013 the Detroit Tigers had learned that Jhonny Peralta was in connection in the biogenesis scandal. It was only a matter of time before the Tigers would lose their everyday short stop to a suspension. The Tigers made the move that would send Avisail Garcia to the White Sox, Brayan Villerreal to the Red Sox. In return the Red Sox would send Joes Iglesias to Detroit and minor leaguers to the White Sox, while the White Sox would send Jake Peavy to the Red Sox.
Iglesias was having a great year at the plate for the Red Sox. Coming up through the Red Sox, though, he was better known for he glove then his bat. When the Tigers made the trade it wasn't long for him to rack up the highlights at short while wearing the Old English D.
Iggy was out of commission for the 2014 season due to shin splints. We hopefully will have him back for a full season this year. If he can stay healthy he will help cover a lot of ground on the left side, taking pressure off of Castellanos at third. He should be a strong candidate for gold glove with his amazing glove work.
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