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.
Shortstop and third baseman Iglesias thrived while sharing time between the two positions, even when Middlebrooks returned from the disabled list.
Iglesias had a.420 batting average for more than 100 at-bats after being recalled, including an 18-game hitting streak that ended against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 19.
He was awarded the American League Rookie of the Month award for June because of his performance. Iglesias began the 2013 season with the Boston Red Sox, appearing in 63 games and hitting.330 with one home run and 19 RBIs.
A three-team deal that sent Jake Peavy and Brayan Villarreal to the Boston Red Sox and Avisail Garca and Francellis Montas to the Chicago White Sox on July 30 resulted in the trade of Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers.
Iglesias was the first Tigers player since Lou Whitaker’s retirement in 1995 to wear uniform No. 1. Iglesias was appointed the Tigers’ starting shortstop after Jhonny Peralta was suspended for 50 games on August 5 for his ties to the South Florida Biogenesis clinic.
José Iglesias Parents: Who Is José Iglesias Dad, Candelario Iglesias?
Professional baseball shortstop Jose Iglesias was born to his parent Candelario Iglesias who happens to be his father.
Candelario, his father, has seen 3,331 at-bats in his time as a baseball fan. Candelario, who died just a few weeks ago, had never missed a game before.
In spite of the fact that he didn’t expect it, Iglesias was overcome with emotion when he realized what his father would think of him.