Red Sox Sign Veteran Shortstop

The Boston Red Sox signed Jose Iglesias to a major-league contract after he was released by the Los Angeles Angels this week.

Iglesias played 98 games with the Sox from 2011-2013, before being dealt to the Tigers in the three-team Jake Peavey trade. Iglesias is known for making a crucial error in Game 2 of the 2013 ALCS, which led to a David Ortiz grand slam and a Red Sox comeback win.

Iglesias spent four more seasons with the Tigers before spending 2019 with the Reds, 2020 with the Orioles, and 2021 with the Angels. He was cut by the Angels after hitting .259/.295/.375 through 114 games, swatting eight homers and ranking up 41 RBI, five stolen bases, and an 84 wRC+.

The 31-year-old shortstop is known for being a smooth defender at shortstop, slating a career 41.7 UZR (ultimate zone rating), but has struggled this season ranking in just the 27th percentile of OAA and posting a league-worst -21 DRS (defensive runs saved).

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