Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 7/12/13
ESPN's Jayson Stark tapped Iglesias as his first-half AL rookie of the year Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer ESPN senior baseball writer Jayson Stark has handed out his MLB midseason awards, and two key members of the Boston Red Sox feature prominently. Stark tapped Red Sox shortstop/third baseman Jose Iglesias as first-half Rookie of the Year and skipper John Farrell as first-half American League Manager of the Year, which should come as both no surprise and well-deserved to rabid Red Sox acolytes. Iglesias, who has been a key spark plug for the Sox since being called up from Pawtucket in late May and was named American League Rookie of the Month in June, has put in electric stints both at third base — which helped hand struggling Will Middlebrooks a ticket down to the farm — and shortstop, which made Pedro Ciriaco an Expendable. Iglesias, who was well known for his defensive prowess as well as an anemic presence at the plate, has turned that logic on its head and d...
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