St. Petersburg, Fla. — They had held out hope that Jose Iglesias would be fine. That he needed only a day away from lineup stresses and that he would be good to go in time for tonight’s series opener against the Twins at Target Field.
But by late Thursday, as the Tigers boarded a flight to Minneapolis for a weekend series against the Minnesota Twins, a feared move was made official.
Iglesias will be placed Friday on the seven-day disabled list specifically designed as part of big-league baseball’s concussion protocol. Right-handed reliever Joe Jimenez will join the Tigers in Minnesota as Iglesias’ roster replacement.