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The Detroit Tigers were crushed by the Boston Red Sox last
night, but perhaps more concerning was the loss of shortstop Jose Iglesias. The
mid-season acquisition exited last night’s game due to a lingering shin-splint
problem, leading manager Jim Leyland characterized Iglesias as day to day,
according to Jason Beck of MLB.com.
"It's been bothering him a little bit before,"
manager Jim Leyland said after the game. "It just got a little worse
tonight, so we got him out."
Iglesias was removed from the game in the fifth inning after
he was seen hobbling after he legged out a grounder to avoid a double play in
the fourth. The condition is hampering the shortstop in both legs, and Iglesias
told reporters after the game that he’s been dealing with shin splints
throughout much of the season.
Iglesias has increased his level of production with the
Tigers following his slow start with the new club. At this point, it’s not
clear how much time he’ll be required to miss due to the shin splints. The only
remedy for the condition is rest, but with the playoffs on the horizon that’s
something Iglesias and the Tigers might not be able to afford.
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