Originally written on Sox and Dawgs  |  Last updated 7/4/13
Boston Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias has been voted American League Rookie of the Month for June. He is the first Red Sox rookie to claim the award since teammate Jacoby Ellsbury in September 2007. Iglesias batted .395 (34-for-86) with four doubles, two triples, one home run, six RBI, 17 runs scored and eight walks in 25 games, tallying 11 multi-hit contests during the period. Jose also enjoyed a career-best 18-game hitting streak from May 27th-June 18th in which he hit .422 (27-for-64) with five doubles, one homer, five RBI, nine runs scored and six walks over the stretch. Among qualifying A.L. rookies with a minimum of 81 plate appearances over the month, the 23-year-old was first in batting average, on-base percentage (.453), slugging percentage (.523), base hits and runs scored; third in games played; fourth in at-bats; and was sixth in doubles. On June 1st, the right-handed-hitting Iglesias went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Red Sox topped the New Yor...
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