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“My plan last year was to learn. If I get a chance to open the season with the team, it’s a different plan,” Iglesias said yesterday before going 1-for-2 in an 8-7 loss to the Orioles. “This year, it’s about getting results, helping this team and winning some ballgames. That’s the bottom line.”
Team officials claim they have seen improvement from Iglesias, even though it isn’t reflected in his .233 average (10-for-43) or .267 on-base percentage. They say they have witnessed a more mature, confident hitter with a better overall approach to at-bats.
If that’s truly the case, it would be a stark contrast from the final month of last season. Called up on Aug. 25 — the same day the Sox made their franchise-altering trade with the Dodgers — Iglesias played almost every day and batted .118 (8-for-68) with only three extra-base hits.
Herald: Door open for Iglesias
On behalf of (mostly) everyone at Ted's Army, this is awesome. Iglesias will get a second chance! Now if you'll excuse me, Scott and I will now celebrate like the Dominicans did after winning the World Baseball Classic.
I just wish that he had won the job over Stephen Drew instead of being given the spot because Drew is dealing with concussion symptoms. But beggars can't be choosers fo an opportunity, especially after Iglesias going .118 after the Great Sox Purge took place and suddenly everyone got excited for Xander Bogaerts in the minors.
He's still struggling a bit at the plate, but he is only 23 years old and had limited playing time in the minors thanks to some injuries. As long as he can hit in the .240 range and play his magnificent defense, that would be perfect. That's all we need from him and it would be enough to get the X Man off his heels just for a season. Let's just hope that this time, it pans out for him.
Rest of The Links: Globe: Doubront is ready to build | Drew sent to see concussion specialist | Herald: Dempster is easy to like | Heads-up on Stephen Drew | CSNNE: The big hurts | Ortiz takes 50 swings off tee | Bard gets knocked around in one inning work | No plans to play Bradley Jr. in LF | WEEI: Has Jose found his Opening Day? | Oritz resumes swinging | Ovderbay has a unique perspectiv of what Drew is going through
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It has been over two weeks since Red Sox starting shortstop Stephen Drew was hit in the head, but a visit to Dr. Michael Collins in Pittsburgh gave Red Sox Nation a collective sign of relief as it was revealed that Drew can begin baseball activities again. Dr. Collins also revealed that while Stephen Drew is still experiencing concussion symptoms, his concussion does not appear...
The Red Sox received some good news regarding shortstop Stephen Drew on Thursday.
Drew has been cleared to resume baseball activities after visiting concussion specialist Dr. Michael Collins at the University of Pittsburgh.
Despite the good news, it’s likely the Red Sox will continue to take it slow as Drew continues to work his way back from a concussion he suffered after getting...
This is the third time this spring that I am writing about Stephen Drew and his concussion, the first two times were optimistic but now its time to realize that the likelihood of him being ready to start on Opening Day in the Bronx is highly unlikely. Drew suffered a concussion when hit in the head by a pitch almost 2 weeks ago and still has not been cleared to participate in batting...
Still experiencing symptoms 10 days after suffering a concussion, Stephen Drew is expected to seek an expert’s opinion this week.
Drew, who has not played since being hit in the head with a pitch on March 7, will travel to Pittsburgh to be examined by Dr. Michael Collins if his condition does not improve significantly by Tuesday, MLB.com’s Evan Drellich reports.
Concussions are serious business in sports. A concussion all but derailed Justin Morneau's career. A series of concussion ma have been the trigger that caused Ryan Freel to commit suicide. This is why the eagle and players take it easy when trying to come back. For Stephen Drew and the Boston Red Sox, his return may have taken a while, but they want him to be ready...
With the regular season less than two weeks away, the Boston Red Sox have several concerns already including the health of newly signed shortstop Stephen Drew, who is experiencing concussion problems for the past week and is slated to miss opening day. If that is the case, the Red Sox will use Jose Iglesias as their opening day shortstop with Pedro Ciriaco as his backup. Drew...
David Ortiz resumed some baseball activities yesterday and took 50 swings off of a tee in the batting cage. The Red Sox will take a look at his heel to see if Ortiz can continue working out today.
Stephen Drew is feeling some improvement with his symptoms from his concussion but still will see Dr. Michael Collins at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center today. He has...