Oct 17, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (1) reacts after hitting a single against the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning in game five of the American League Championship Series baseball game at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers place Jose Iglesias, Andy Dirks on disabled list

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Shortly after the Detroit Tigers announced that ridiculous contract extension for Miguel Cabrera, the franchise will place two key players on the disabled list.

Infielder Jose Iglesias was set to be Detroit’s primary shortstop in 2014, but will be out for more than half of the season after suffering fractures in both of his shins. I’m not sure if he was walking around shin kicking trees, but I’m sure this isn’t comfortable.

Andrew Romine and Alex Gonzalez could step up for the Tigers until he’s able to come back to the lineup. They’ve been linked to Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney and outfielder Nate Schierholt, but nothing has happened yet.

Outfielder Andy Dirks underwent back surgery on March 10th and won’t be able to play for at least two months. He’s been placed on the 15-day disabled list for now, but don’t be surprised if he’s placed on it again once his time on this list is up. Rajai Davis could get some early season action unless they decide to bring in someone else.

Side note, the Tigers have purchased the contract of outfielder Tyler Collins. Collins played in 23 games this Spring for the Detroit Tigers. He launched three home runs, picked up eight RBI’s off a batting line of .241/.305/.574.

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