DETROIT (AP) - Jose Iglesias will be out four to six months because of stress fractures in both legs.
The Detroit Tigers shortstop was examined by a specialist on Tuesday, and is scheduled to be reevaluated in four months. Iglesias will be relegated to non-weight bearing exercises and upper-body conditioning for four to six months.
The smooth-fielding Iglesias hit .303 for Boston and Detroit last season. The Tigers acquired him last July from the Red Sox in a three-team trade shortly before shortstop Jhonny Peralta was suspended. Detroit didn't re-sign Peralta and he signed with St. Louis as a free agent.
Detroit might sign free agent Stephen Drew to replace the 24-year-old Iglesias if the championship-contending franchise isn't comfortable starting someone such as Danny Worth at the important position.
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