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Boston Red Sox sign SS Jose Iglesias

The Red Sox have signed former shortstop José Iglesias. The move comes on the heels of the Angels releasing the 31-year-old infielder. Iglesias was the Halo’s shortstop for the majority of the season. 

This season, Iglesias was batting .259 with eight home runs, 41 RBIs and was slashing .295/.375/.670. The former Sox shortstop was acquired by the Angels in a trade from the Orioles during the offseason.

Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe tweeted that Iglesias was at Fenway Park today. He added that Manager Alex Cora stated there were a lot of moving parts for the Red Sox coming.

“We’ve got a lot of moving parts right now as far as intake and COVID. We’re still working on a few things. I don’t want to say it’s an uncomfortable morning, but we’re on our toes,” said Cora Monday morning.

Alex Speier tweeted the Red Sox are going to announce the Iglesias signing.

Red Sox sign José Iglesias

Boston signing José Iglesias reunites him with the organization he came up with. Iglesias made his debut with the Red Sox back in 2011 appearing in 10m games for Boston. 

While with the Red Sox, the slick fielding Iglesias played in 98 games, he owned a .280 batting average with two home runs and 21 RBIs. His best season with Boston was 2013 where he hit .303 with he club. 

During the middle of the 2013 season, Iglesias was traded to the Tigers. He was involved in a three-team deal that brought right-handed starter Jake Peavy to Boston.

New Red Sox’ Jose Iglesias to wear No. 12

The Red Sox will begin a crucial three game series against the Rays from Fenway Park on Monday afternoon.

– Chris Henrique (@ChrisHenrique on Twitter)

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