Jose Iglesias is a Cuban professional baseball shortstop for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2011 with the Boston Red Sox and has also played for the Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, and Los Angeles Angels.
Iglesias was a member of the Cuban National Series’ La Habana team while in Cuba. In July 2008, while living in Canada with pitcher Noel Argüelles, Iglesias defected from the Cuban junior national team.
In September 2009, Iglesias was signed as an international free agent by the Boston Red Sox. Only Iglesias represented the Boston Red Sox in the annual MLB.com top 50 lists of baseball prospects, where he was placed 42nd prior to 2011.
As of March of 2011, Iglesias has been assigned to the Pawtucket Red Sox of the American Association’s Triple-A level. Iglesias made his major league debut on May 8, 2011, in place of Jed Lowrie in the ninth inning of a 9–5 victory over the Minnesota Twins, after being called up by the Red Sox.
After a Carl Crawford double in the 11th inning, he scored the winning run from first base. Iglesias made his MLB debut on May 11, 2011, when Jed Lowrie was ill.
José Iglesias Children: Who Is José Iglesias Son, José Iglesias Jr?
Professional baseball shortstop Jose Iglesias is a proud father of three. Iglesias and his wife have two sons and a daughter. Jose has a son called Jose Iglesias Jr. He named his son after him.