Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit
By STEVE KORNACKI  |  Last updated 8/5/13
DETROIT Jhonny Peralta, his 50-game suspension becoming official on Monday, is going. Jose Iglesias, obtained from the Boston Red Sox in a blockbuster three-team deal, is here to take his place. What will this mean for the Detroit Tigers in the months and years ahead? Quite simply, it means that a middle infield in question just became much more defined. Both Peralta and Tigers injured second baseman Omar Infante are free agents after this season. Rookie of the Year candidate Iglesias provides Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski a jump on 2014, as well as a strong shortstop for the stretch run. He can now focus on re-signing Infante, and have only one hole to fill if Infante signs elsewhere. Change has come as Iglesias, 23, grabs the shortstop torch from Peralta, 31. Iglesias provides Gold Glove potential at the infields most important position. Dombrowski noted that after the trade he received a note from one observer who said the only better shortstops hed seen were Hal...
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