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José Iglesias (baseball)

MLB Player information
NameJosé Iglesias
MLB debutMay 8, 2011 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
4Batting average
* Boston Red Sox (2011 present)

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José Antonio Iglesias Alemán (born January 5, 1990, in Havana) is a Cuban professional baseball shortstop with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball.

With pitcher Noel Argüelles, Iglesias defected from the Cuban junior national team while in Canada. Iglesias signed as an international free agent with the Red Sox in September 2009. Prior to the 2011 season, Iglesias was the sole Red Sox prospect on the annual list of top 50 baseball prospects, where he was ranked 42nd.

In March 2011, Iglesias was optioned to the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox. Iglesias was called up by the Red Sox and made his major league debut on May 8, 2011 as a defensive substitute for Jed Lowrie in the ninth inning of a 9 5 win over the Minnesota Twins. He made the final out of the game, fielding a ground-out from Alexi Casilla. In the next game, he represented the game-winning run, scoring from first base on a Carl Crawford double in the 11th inning. On May 11, 2011, Iglesias made his first MLB start at shortstop due to Jed Lowrie being sick.

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