Iglesias (quadriceps) will start at shortstop and bat fifth Sunday in the Orioles' Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Iglesias had been withheld from spring games for the past four days while tending to a cramp in his right quadriceps muscle, but after having some time off to rest, he looks like he's good to go. The 30-year-old is expected to slot in as the Orioles' everyday shortstop to begin the season.
Iglesias (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Saturday's spring game against the Rays, according to MLB.com.
Iglesias said Thursday that he hoped to rejoin the lineup Friday, but he did not see any action that day and will not start Saturday either. Iglesias could still return to action before the weekend ends, but with a team off day Monday, the Orioles could decide to hold him out at least until the day after that.
Iglesias (quadriceps) indicated that he could be ready to rejoin the lineup for Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. "Just got a little cramp in my right quad," Iglesias said. "I was probably dehydrated or whatever. Just normal spring training soreness."
Iglesias said that his removal from the lineup ahead of Wednesday's game against the Marlins was strictly precautionary, so he should be good to go after getting a couple days to rest up. The 30-year-old is expected to open the season as the Orioles' everyday shortstop.
Iglesias was scratched from the lineup ahead of Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins with a quadriceps cramp, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
The Orioles are just playing it safe with their projected Opening Day starting shortstop, who should be good to go after a day or two off. Andrew Velazquez will take Iglesias' spot in the field and bat second.
Iglesias signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Orioles on Monday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
The deal also contains a club option for a second season at the same price. The 30-year-old is a perfectly competent shortstop, but most of his value comes on the defensive end, limiting his fantasy appeal outside of deep leagues. He did manage to hit .288 last season with a career-high 11 homers, but he'd never managed more than six in any prior year, so there's a very good chance he goes back to being almost a complete zero in that category. He also managed just six steals, giving him minimal value outside of his solid batting average. In AL-only formats, however, his relatively uncontested path to playing time should at least make him an acceptable budget option.
Iglesias is not in Sunday's lineup against the Pirates.
Jose Peraza will start at shortstop and lead off while Kyle Farmer gets the start at second base.
Iglesias (back) returns to the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.
A sore back had kept Iglesias out of the lineup for four straight games. He'll bat sixth and play shortstop Wednesday.
Iglesias (back) isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Cubs.
Iglesias has missed four of his club's last five contests due to back stiffness, and he still hasn't been given the green light to return to the starting lineup. With the Reds out of the playoff race, expect the team to exercise caution with its starting shortstop. Jose Peraza draws the start at shortstop and will bat eighth.
Iglesias is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs due to lower-back stiffness, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
According to Nightengale, manager David Bell doesn't view Iglesias' injury as anything overly concerning, though the skipper acknowledged the issue was more significant than he originally thought. With Iglesias sitting for the fourth time in five days and top backup Freddy Galvis (knee) also on the bench, Jose Peraza will man shortstop in the series opener.
Iglesias is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Iglesias will head to the bench for the third time in the last four contests as he is 4-for-30 over his last nine games. Jose Peraza receives the starting nod at shortstop in his stead.
Iglesias is not in Saturday's lineup against the Diamondbacks, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Iglesias is hitting .195 with two home runs in 12 games this month and is hitless in 10 at-bats in his last three games. Freddy Galvis gets the start at shortstop and will hit sixth.
Iglesias went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in a 4-3 victory against the Phillies on Thursday.
The shortstop has 11 homers, which may not sound like a lot, but that's almost double his previous career high in home runs. With one run Thursday, Iglesias also set a new high-water mark with 58 runs and is one RBI shy of doing the same in that category. He is batting .293 with 32 extra-base hits, 53 RBI and five steals in 450 at-bats this season.
Iglesias is not starting Wednesday against the Phillies.
Iglesias has walked just once since the start of August but owns a strong .346/.355/.467 OPS nonetheless. Freddy Galvis gets the start at shortstop in his absence.
Iglesias is not starting Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
With the Reds playing four games in two days, Iglesias will head to the bench for what appears to be a routine day off following 17 consecutive starts. Through 23 games this month, the shortstop is slashing .368/.378/.517 with eight extra-base hits (five doubles, one triple and two home runs) and one stolen base. Freddy Galvis is covering shortstop in his place, with Derek Dietrich starting at the keystone.
Iglesias went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run Sunday in the Reds' 9-8 loss to the Pirates.
The multi-hit showing was Iglesias' eighth of August, lifting his average for the month to .397. With the Reds viewing recent waiver-wire pickup Freddy Galvis primarily as an option at second base, Iglesias looks secure in his everyday role at shortstop. He'll man the position and bat sixth Monday in the Reds' series opener in Miami.
Iglesias went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a 4-2 victory against the Padres on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old snapped his 14-game hitting streak Tuesday but started a new one with a pair of hits, including a long ball, in the series finale. On the strength of the aforementioned streak, Iglesias is batting .393 (24-for-61) with eight extra-base hits this month, which has raised his overall average 18 points. He already has a career high in home runs and should also set new high-water marks in RBI and runs this year. Iglesias is hitting .295 with nine home runs, 48 RBI, 52 runs and five steals in 397 at-bats this season.
Iglesias went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs Sunday in the Reds' 5-4 loss to the Cardinals.
Iglesias singled in the bottom of the seventh to extend his hitting streak to a season-long 13 games, during which he's slashed .420/.412/.620. The shortstop's hot bat coupled with his stellar work in the field should keep him locked into an everyday role the rest of the way, despite the club's recent addition of veteran middle infielder Freddy Galvis.
Iglesias will remain the Reds' regular starting shortstop despite the recent acquisition of Freddy Galvis, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Meanwhile, Galvis will get most of his work at second base. The Reds may look at Galvis as their 2020 option, with Iglesias becoming a free agent next season. For now, though, it's not Iglesias who will lose playing time, but rather Josh VanMeter and perhaps Jesse Winker.
Iglesias (biceps) went 3-for-4 with a triple, double, RBI and a run Monday in the Reds' 7-6 loss to the Nationals.
Limited to bench duty for the previous three games while managing a sore biceps, Iglesias looked plenty healthy upon checking back in as the Reds' starting shortstop in the series finale. Though he's impressed defensively this season and is sitting on a career-best .742 OPS, Iglesias' everyday role will be more threatened after the Reds scooped Freddy Galvis off the waiver wire Monday. Iglesias will become a free agent this winter and may not have a future with the organization beyond 2019, whereas the Reds hold a $5.5 million club option on Galvis' contract for 2020.
Iglesias (biceps) will start at shortstop and bat eighth Monday against the Nationals.
Biceps soreness had relegated Iglesias to a bench role over the final three games of the Reds' series with the Cubs over the weekend, but the time off apparently helped the infielder to overcome the issue. With Iglesias back in action Monday, Jose Peraza will retreat to the bench after manning shortstop each of the previous three contests.
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