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With Jhonny Peralta apparently headed for a lengthy suspension in the Biogenesis case, the Detroit Tigers reportedly acquired Boston infielder Jose Iglesias in a three-team trade on Tuesday night. The move, reported by several national baseball writers, will send Detroit outfield prospect Avisail Garcia to the White Sox, bring Iglesais to Detroit and move Jake Peavy to Boston.
The latest rumors also have more pieces involved in that blockbuster deal, which comes less than 24 hours before the MLB trade deadline.
Iglesias was hitting .330 with 19 RBI for the Red Sox this season, though he’s posted just a .200 average in July. The real value for the Tigers comes in that Iglesias is a fine defender, capable of playing any position on the infield. Given that Peralta could be facing at least a 50-game suspension in the coming days — and this trade certainly indicates the Tigers are expecting that — and both Omar Infante and Miguel Cabrera are hobbling, Iglesias will provide the Tigers much more flexibility.
The 23-year-old Iglesias also could be part of the Tigers’ future for several seasons, which may take some of the sting off the loss of Garcia. One of the Tigers’ most coveted prospects, Garcia hit .241 in 30 games this season with the big-league club and has been raking at a .382 clip in Triple-A Toledo.
Garcia probably falls second on the Tigers’ prospect pecking order, though, behind fellow outfielder Nick Castellanos. It does appear that the Tigers will hold on to Castellanos through the trade deadline, possibly setting the stage for a late-season call-up.
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MLive.com’s Chris Iott posted a video highlight package of newly acquired Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox.
Even though it is just a short set of clips, it is clear Iglesias is an upgrade from Jhonny Peralta in range, quickness and playmaking ability. Many times throughout the package it looks like Iglesias will have to eat the ball, but is able to...
DETROIT -- Dave Dombrowski doesn't know what is going to happen to Jhonny Peralta.
With the trade deadline approaching, he decided he couldn't wait to find out.
In a major trade announced in the first moments of Wednesday morning, the Tigers acquired Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias as part of a three-way trade that saw highly rated outfield prospect Avisail Garcia go to the...
Just when everyone thought the Tigers were done, they pulled a shocker and landed young star shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Red Sox. The acquisition came at a steep price though, as the Tigers gave up one of their top prospects in outfielder Avisail Garcia.
Jose Iglesias, traded to the Tigers Tuesday, tweeted out his farewell to Fenway today.
A big thank you to the @RedSox organization and all of #RedSoxNation for all the love and support these first years of my career. Los amo!
— Jose Iglesias (@JoseIglesias_SS) August 1, 2013
The Red Sox will host Iglesias and the Tigers for a three-game series beginning...
Detroit Tigers All-Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta said he shouldn't be on the list of players linked to the Biogenesis case.
''It's wrong,'' Peralta said Wednesday after hitting a double in Detroit's 11-1 win over the Washington Nationals. ''But whatever happens, I need to fight and try to move on.''
Before and after the game, which might...
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The Detroit Tigers guarded against the expected suspension of their
shortstop, Jhonny Peralta, by adding a gifted young replacement,
Jose Iglesias. Call it the Jake Peavy trade. Or call it Biogenesis
Trade I. Biogenesis Trade II is expected Wednesday.
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