Aug 10, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (1) forces out New York Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner (11) at second and throws to first on a ball hit by New York Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki (not pictured) during the fourth inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Iglesias “gets” a one-year deal


This morning, Joel Sherman (@JoelSherman1) reported that the Detroit Tigers have renewed the contract of shortstop Jose Iglesias for one year at $1.65 million.

As discussed by FanSided’s Matt Snyder, the Cuban highlight reel is in a unique situation. He was signed by the Boston Red Sox in 2010 as an international free agent, but due to his less than three years of MLB service time, he finds himself ineligible for arbitration OR free agency.

Iglesias was traded to the Tigers midway through 2013 and figures to be the starting shortstop going into 2014. He will be arbitration eligible after 2015, and will hit free agency after 2018.

 

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