Iglesias was traded from the Orioles to the Angels on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Baltimore picked up the 30-year-old's $3.5 million club option for 2021 last month, but he's now being sent to Los Angeles for minor-league pitchers Garrett Stallings and Jean Pinto. Iglesias has always been known for his defense, but he broke out at the plate during the 2020 campaign with a .373/.400/.566 slash line and 17 doubles in 39 games. He's poised to take over as the Halos' starting shortstop after Andrelton Simmons became a free agent at the end of the season.
The Orioles picked up Iglesias' $3.5 million option for the 2021 season Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Most team options have been declined so far this offseason, but Iglesias had a promising first season with Baltimore and projects to be the team's starting shortstop in 2021. He hit .373 (.407 BABIP) with three home runs and an 11.3 percent strikeout rate in his age-30 season.
Iglesias is not in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Iglesias is 5-for-13 with two homers and three doubles in his last four games, but he'll take a seat for the season finale. Pat Valaika receives the start at shortstop Sunday for the O's.
Iglesias went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 10-5 loss to the Blue Jays.
The shortstop went yard for the second straight game, and all three of his homers this season have come in his last eight games. Iglesias' current .941 OPS would be over 200 points higher than his prior career best of .735, set back in 2013.
Iglesias went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 13-1 rout of the Red Sox.
Out since Saturday due to a sore wrist, Iglesias got the start at DH in his return and seemed to be fit when he took Martin Perez deep in the fourth inning. While he won't get enough plate appearances to qualify for the batting title, the 30-year-old has still put together a stunning .373/.401/.530 slash line through 37 games with two homers, 22 RBI and 14 runs.
Iglesias (wrist) is starting Thursday against the Red Sox.
Iglesias was sidelined since leaving Saturday's contest after being hit by a pitch on the wrist. He'll return to action as the designated hitter Thursday, batting second.
Iglesias (wrist) remains on the bench for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.
Iglesias hasn't played since leaving Saturday's game against the Rays after a pitch struck him in the wrist. Ramon Urias will be the shortstop on this occasion.
Iglesias (wrist) isn't in Tuesday's lineup against the Red Sox.
Even though the Orioles had a day off Monday, Iglesias will remain sidelined for the series opener against the Red Sox as he continues to deal with a left wrist bruise. Ramon Urias will start at shortstop in his absence.
Iglesias (wrist) is not in the lineup Sunday against Tampa Bay, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Iglesias exited Saturday's contest after being hit by pitch on the left wrist, and he'll miss at least one game as a result of the bruise. X-rays came back negative, so the 30-year-old avoided a fracture. He'll have Monday's scheduled off day to aid in his recovery before potentially missing more time. Pat Valaika receives the start at shortstop Sunday for the O's.
Iglesias was confirmed to have a bruised left wrist after X-rays came back negative Saturday, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
It's good news the 30-year-old avoided a fracture, but he may not be in the lineup Sunday as manager Brandon Hyde indicated he expects the wrist to be pretty sore. Iglesias will be reevaluated Sunday and should be considered day-to-day.
Iglesias was removed from Saturday's game against the Rays after being hit by a pitch on the left wrist, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Iglesias hit a double and came around to score in his first plate appearancee Saturday, but he was hit by the pitch his next time up. The 30-year-old was diagnosed with a left wrist contusion and should be considered day-to-day.
Iglesias is out of the lineup Friday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Iglesias started one of the two games during Thursday's doubleheader and will receive the day off Friday. Andrew Velazquez will start at shortstop and bat ninth for the O's.
Iglesias isn't starting Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Rays, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Iglesias went 0-for-2 with a walk out of the DH spot in Game 1, and he'll receive a rest of the evening off. Pat Valaika gets the start in Iglesias' usual spot at shortstop.
Iglesias (lower leg) is batting second as the designated hitter in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Rays.
The 30-year-old exited Wednesday's contest after being hit by a pitch on the shin, but he'll remain in the lineup for Thursday's matinee after undergoing precautionary X-rays. Iglesias is riding a modest five-game hit streak in which he is 10-for-19 with one homer, one double, four runs and six RBI.
Iglesias will receive precautionary X-rays on his shin, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
The 30-year-old was hit by a pitch during the eighth inning and was lifted for a pinch runner, but the X-rays are apparently just the team playing it safe. Iglesias should be considered day-to-day, and even if it's a minor issue, he could be limited during Thursday's doubleheader.
Iglesias went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Orioles fell to the Braves 5-1 on Tuesday.
Coming off a 4-for-4 night with seven total bases on Monday, Iglesia was the only Oriole to record multiple hits on a night where Baltimore had four in total. Long regarded for only his glove, Iglesias' 2020 breakout has been for real, as Baseball Savant puts him in the top percentile for expected batting average. That is elite territory for a player already hitting .374 through 123 at-bats.
Iglesias went 4-for-4 with a homer, four RBI and three runs scored in Monday's 14-1 win over Atlanta.
During a 10-run third inning for Baltimore, Iglesias went 2-for-2 with a three-run homer and two runs scored. He raised his slash line to a terrific .370/.387/.504 with 14 extra-base hits and 19 RBI.
Iglesias is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
Andrew Velazquez will start at shortstop and bat ninth against right-hander Masahiro Tanaka. Iglesias spent time on the IL in August with a quadriceps injury, and manager Brandon Hyde said Iglesias' quad will need to be managed through the rest of the season, per Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com. Hyde said it's something that would have cost Iglesias "significant time" in a normal 162-game season.
Iglesias isn't starting Game 2 of Friday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
Iglesias will take a seat after going 1-for-4 in the matinee. Andrew Velazquez will take over at shortstop.
Iglesias went 2-for-5 with a single, double, two RBI and a run scored in Monday's 4-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Iglesias's single drove in Anthony Santander to give Baltimore a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The shortstop later came through with a huge double to break the 2-2 tie in the 11th. Iglesias has his batting average up to a remarkable .405 on the season and should continue to hit in the middle of the Orioles' lineup.
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|2011||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||101||357||35||84||9||0||1||31||21||58||12||4||.235||.285||.269|
|2012||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||88||353||46||94||9||1||1||23||27||46||12||3||.266||.318||.306|
|2013||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||33||119||17||24||2||0||4||15||9||18||5||3||.202||.262||.319|