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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Detroit Tigers had no idea who would start at shortstop according to their lineup card

Jose IglesiasAfter trading for him last season, the Detroit Tigers hoped the pictured Jose Iglesias to be their everyday shortstop in 2014. Unfortunately, that hasn’t materialized as the defensive wizard has yet to play a regular season game.

Back in March, the team announced Iglesias had stress fractures in both of his shins and would be expected to miss significant time. Earlier this week, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski confirmed the 24-year-old would miss the entire season despite making progress in his recovery.

Andrew Romine, Danny Worth, and Alex Gonzalez have split the majority of time at shortstop during Iglesias’ absence.

As FOX’s Ken Rosenthal shows, who would start at shortstop for Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox was up in the air, to say the least.

Eugenio Suarez, who was called up on Wednesday, hurt his knee sliding into second base that night and did not play Thursday or Friday. After testing the knee prior to Saturday’s game, Suarez was was given the green light to receive the first start of his major league career and he paid immediate dividends. In the fourth inning Suarez notched his first hit, a solo home run.

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