Jose Iglesias won't make the majors because of his bat. He's a glove wizard who only has to hit enough to justify keeping his plus-plus glove in the lineup. ut every now and then, Iglesias can have a big night. For the second time in 204 games as a pro, Iglesias homered on Tuesday night. It was part of a 3-for-5 night that raised his average to .262 with Triple-A Pawtucket. Iglesias is on quite the hot streak. He was hitting .185/.196/.258 on April 29, but since then, he's had eight multihit games in the past 12 games.
The play of Mike Aviles has been adequate enough that the spring training talk of whether Iglesias should be the Red Sox's starting shortstop has abated. That's probably the best thing that could happen for Iglesias, as he's getting the chance to work on his hitting in a much less pressured environment. The 22-year-old still has less than 1,000 at-bats since he arrived from Cuba, so while he's not ever going to be a batting champ, there is still reason to hope that he could prove to be a big league regular.
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