Iglesias finds himself on the bench for the first time this season Monday against the Rays.
Iglesias is a good enough defender to remain in the lineup even when he's not doing much at the plate, though the Angels were likely hoping for something better than his .267/.282/.347 slash line when they acquired him in a trade in December. David Fletcher will slide to shortstop Monday, with Jose Rojas starting at second.
Iglesias went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and another run scored during Monday's win over the Rangers.
Iglesias extended the Angels' lead by taking Hyeon-Jong Yang deep with a solo homer in the seventh inning. It was the second long ball of the season for the 31-year-old, who is batting .268/.286/.366 overall.
Iglesias went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 7-4 loss to the Rangers.
The veteran shortstop connected on his first homer of the season in the ninth inning off Ian Kennedy. Iglesias has been a little more than just a defensive specialist to begin his tenure with the Angels, slashing .274/.297/.355 through 16 games with two steals, three RBI and nine runs.
Iglesias went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Monday's 6-4 loss to Texas.
Iglesias singled and pulled off a double steal with Albert Pujols before coming around to score in the seventh inning. He then singled again and made it to third with two outs in the ninth but was left stranded. The 31-year-old shortstop is hitting .273 with seven runs scored through 55 at-bats.
Iglesias will bat sixth and start at shortstop Wednesday against the Royals.
Iglesias has started in all 12 of the Angels' games this season, but he'll be batting higher than seventh in the order for only the second time Wednesday. The Angels' growing injury list has contributed to Iglesias' move up the order, and the shortstop has rewarded the team with back-to-back two-hit games to begin the series with Kansas City.
Iglesias is slashing .300/.300/.700 with a home run and five RBI through 11 Cactus League games.
Iglesias came over from Baltimore in a December trade and was immediately tabbed as the Angels' new starter at shortstop. The 31-year-old has transitioned smoothly to his new club, swinging the bat well and showing off his defensive prowess this spring. He has hit primarily out of the ninth spot and is likely to stay in the eighth or ninth position in the order when the regular season kicks off.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/07||vs LAD||W 9-2||4||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|05/06||vs TB||L 3-8||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/05||vs TB||L 1-3||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/04||vs TB||L 3-8||4||0||2||0||2||0||0|
|05/03||vs TB||L 3-7||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/02||@ SEA||L 0-2||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/01||@ SEA||W 10-5||4||1||1||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2010||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||57||221||29||63||10||3||0||13||8||49||5||2||.285||.315||.357|
|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|