Shortstop Iglesias was called up to the Boston Red Sox on May 8, 2011. An injured muscle necessitated Marco Sctaro’s removal from the active roster.
The Boston Red Sox would have wanted to call up Yamaico Navarro, who had previously played in the major leagues, but Navarro was dealing with an ailment of his own.
On the same day, he was called up, Iglesias made his major league debut as a defensive replacement at shortstop for the Minnesota Twins.
The following day, he made his major league debut as a pinch-runner and promptly scored his first major league run.
To fill in for Lowrie, he started at shortstop in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 11th, going 0 for 3.
First-time Major Leaguer Frank Francisco’s third strike bounced away from Jose Molina, and he was on base as a pinch-runner in his second at-bat of the game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
To put it another way, he appeared in just ten games with the Red Sox, going 2 for 6, while batting just.235 (101 games) with Pawtucket.
The departure of Scutaro opened the door for Iglesias to compete for the starting shortstop role in 2012.
In spite of this, Mike Aviles proved to be more effective at the plate, even if José was better at the plate. The future shortstop of the Boston Red Sox has returned to Pawtucket.
What Team Is Jose Iglesias On Now?
Jose Iglesias is on the Colorado Rockies team. Iglesias signed a one-year contract with the Colorado Rockies on March 16, 2022.