Jhonny who? New Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias makes a spectacular bare-handed play
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Aug 13, 2013
Because the Tigers went out and acquired rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox a week prior. There's a reason the Detroit Tigers and their fans weren't overly shaken by shortstop Jhonny Peralta getting suspended for 50 games last week by Major League Baseball. An all-in-one-motion, bare-handed, catch-and-toss while tumbling toward the ground ... Iglesias, 23, was already a Rookie of the Year contender in the American League hitting .324 and bringing stellar defense. While you can freely debate whether anybody should be allowed to wear Whitaker's jersey number in Detroit, there's no debating that in this instance Iglesias looks pretty sweet. He's been called a "defensive wizard" and drawn comparisons to the great Omar Vizquel. That might sound like premature hype for the youngster if he weren't doing stuff like what you see above, from Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox.