With Stephen Drew taking a rest day,
Iglesias is hitting .400 (6 for 15) in his last four games played. He has appeared in only eight games this season.
"It's clear he's extremely confident and he believes in himself," manager John Farrell told The Boston Globe. "You see it in his actions, the way he carries himself. It's not in a disrespectful way. He is very sure of himself. We saw it as spring training unfolded. It was reinforced in the time he was here through the time he was here before Stephen [Drew] returned to us. He comes back to us again, and he's a strong believer in himself and his abilities to play at this level."
Recent reports indicated that
Middlebrooks was placed on the disabled list due to back spasm. Iglesias is expected to play third base Friday against the Indians, according to The Boston Globe.
Iglesias has been taking practice around the diamond, and will get a chance to show whether he can handle the position in a game. Iglesias has hit well in a small sample of games in the majors this season. Through 20 at-bats, he has hit .450/.476/.550.
The Red Sox apparently want him to be prepared to play multiple different positions as he may be needed in a utility role at some point.
"He's a shortstop," Pawtucket manager Gary DiSarcina said. "He's going to be a major-league shortstop. But the goal is just to give him a tool -- not just for himself, but for the organization."
Triple-A Pawtucket manager Gary DiSarcina explained Tuesday exactly why he benched infielder
Iglesias, who subsequently was left out of the lineup for three games, was thought to be sat due to a "manager's decision." DiSarcina said Tuesday it was so Iglesias could get his head together and refocus on the areas the
"Manager's decision is just that. It wasn't just one thing. We can sit here and talk about multiple things that were going on, but basically it came down to whatever John Farrell told him that he needed to do down here, he's not doing," DiSarcina explained. "I don't want to get all into that or expand on it, but I believe if somebody wants to know what's going on, they'll come down and they'll ask.
"They won't just make assumptions that he's a discipline problem. He's never been a discipline problem. He's on time. He does his work. He's a good teammate, all those things. But there's some things that need to be addressed."
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