Found February 12, 2013 on NESN.com:
The hype surrounding Jose Iglesias has died down a bit, but the young shortstop’s confidence is as high as ever. Iglesias said that he is entering spring training on the heels of the best offseason of his life, according to ESPN.com’s Joe McDonald. Iglesias won’t start the season as Boston’s everyday shortstop now that Stephen Drew is in the mix, but 23-year-old is excited to keep growing as a player. “It was a great offseason. I’m so happy to have that offseason,” Iglesias said, according to WEEI.com. “[Dustin Pedroia] gave me some advice how to work every single day consistently. That’s exactly what I did. Physically, now, I see some big changes. I’m really happy where I’m at. I learned a lot [about what it takes to play a full season] last year. Especially in September, when I got a chance to play here almost every day. Last year is over. We learned from it to get better in 2013.” Iglesias struggled during his time in the majors last season, hitting just .118 (8-for-68) in 25 games.
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