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.