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Boston Red Sox
Jose Iglesias has been clamoring for another shot at the majors since he was sent to Pawtucket in early April. Now, he’ll have his chance.
With Will Middlebrooks being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a back strain, Iglesias will start at third base when the Red Sox host the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. It will be the 23-year-old’s first appearance with the big league club since April 8.
Iglesias had great success while filling in for shortstop Stephen Drew to begin the season, going 9-for-20 over six games. He was sent down to Triple-A upon Drew’s return, though, where he hit .202 with four home runs and 15 RBIs in 33 games for the PawSox. The Pawtucket coaching staff has been trying Iglesias out at positions other than his usual spot at shortstop, but Friday will mark the first time he has played another infield position in the majors.
He’ll bat in the No. 9 hole as the Sox look to rebound from a 12-3 trouncing at the hands of Terry Francona‘s Indians on Thursday.
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Jose Iglesias hasn't necessarily been shy about how much he wants to be on the big league roster.
"I feel comfortable here," he said. "I feel really comfortable here."
The Red Sox were arguably the best fielding team in baseball through April, but the Boston gloves have stiffened since. The Sox entered Wednesday night ranked ninth in the American League in fielding percentage (.985), errors (25) and double plays turned (39), raising the question of what manager John Farrell can do to reverse this trend.
Jose Iglesias‘ name has come up as someone...
It has been less than a week since Jose Iglesias began taking reps at third base in Pawtucket, but Red Sox manager John Farrell trusts the young infielder’s instincts enough to pencil him at the position Friday night.
Iglesias impressed at shortstop during his six-game stint with the big league club back in April but has never seen action at the hot corner in the majors.
Will Middlebrooks already dealt with a rib injury this season. Now, he’s dealing with a back issue.
Middlebrooks left Thursday’s game with lower back spasms following an at-bat in the fourth inning. Red Sox manager John Farrell said after the game that Middlebrooks is day-to-day, and that the injury suffered Thursday is unrelated to the rib injury Middlebrooks suffered when colliding...
Every day that passes is another that indicates the Boston Red Sox should have and still should place Shane Victorino on the disabled list. Of course, this is only true if he is not close to a return - and unfortunately, that seems to be the case. Yet, the Red Sox are still uncertain whether they will place Victorino on the DL.
Michael Perriat and Ian Browne of MLB.com say...
The Boston Red Sox had an extremely busy day Friday, as they overhauled more than 10% of their active roster. To begin with, Boston placed third baseman Will Middlebrooks and outfielder Shane Victorino on the disabled list. Middlebrooks joined the list due to lower back spasms which never is a very easy thing to predict as far as time missed. This very well could turn into a bothersome...
After a series of successive injuries, the Red Sox made six roster moves Friday to add some health to the active roster.
The big ones are that Shane Victorino (hamstring) and Will Middlebrooks (lower back) were placed on the 15-Day Disabled List. Victorino left Monday’s game in Chicago after running out to right field, and the 32-year-old missed a week earlier in the season with...
Phillies fans will be disappointed next week when the Phillies take on the Boston Red Sox. Former Phillies outfielder and current member of the Red Sox Shane Victorino has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring. The depleted Red Sox are now without third baseman Will...
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In addition to establishing himself as one of the most effective setup men in baseball this season, Boston Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara has also earned a reputation as the league’s most aggressive high-fiver. When Uehara does his job in preserving a lead for Boston, his teammates need to be on their toes.
Apparently Shane Victorino has yet...
Koji Uehara pitched a flawless eighth inning on Wednesday night and as he came back into the Red Sox dugout he brought the heat again, but this time with his high fives. The Red Sox players must have seen this type of enthusiasm before because all were prepared except one. Check out how Koji basically slaps an unsuspecting Shane Victorino at the end of his high five tour. Amazing...
Sox pitcher, Koji Uehara, was expecting his Boston Red Sox teammates to show him some love after pitching a scoreless eigth innings, especially Shane Victorino, who seemed to be day-dreaming at the end of the bench. You’ll get smacked if you’re not prepared to give Uehara dap, Victorino.
Koji Uehara has quickly won over Red Sox fans this year by his excitable style on the mound in addition to his effectiveness there.
On Wednesday, he endeared himself to Red Sox Nation even further with a 1-2-3 inning in Chicago, followed by his routine of dishing out a high five to everyone in the dugout. However, Shane Victorino wasn’t paying close enough attention for Uehara’s...
BOSTON — Jackie Bradley Jr. might want to start packing a bag.
Now that Shane Victorino has been placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 21), the Red Sox’ outfield is spread thin, which means Bradley could find himself back in the majors very soon.
The Red Sox recalled pitcher Alfredo Aceves to take Victorino’s roster spot on Friday, while infielder Jose Iglesias...
The Red Sox’ choice to call up infielder Jose Iglesias and pitcher Alfredo Aceves from Triple-A after placing Will Middlebrooks and Shane Victorino on the disabled list leaves the team with just one reserve outfielder on the active roster.
As The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo mentioned during Red Sox GameDay LIVE prior to Friday night’s game, Boston’s desire to work utility...