Jose Iglesias called up

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    Jose Iglesias called up

    Jose Iglesias has been called up and is on his way to Boston, likely because of Scutaro injury
     
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    Navarro must be jumping for joy:(
     
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    [QUOTE]Navarro must be jumping for joy:(
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    Navarro's on the DL.Here's the article from WEEI.com:

    With their middle infield depth depleted by injuries to both big league middle infielder Marco Scutaro and versatile Pawtucket infielder/outfielder Yamaico Navarro, the Red Sox are bringing prospect Jose Iglesias to Boston from Scranton, where he played for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, going 3-for-4. According to an industry source, the Sox will make a decision about whether to add Iglesias to their big league roster on Sunday, following an evaluation of Scutaro.

    Scutaro is dealing with an injury to his left side, and told WEEI.com after Saturday's game that he was to be examined on Sunday. Navarro, meanwhile, was placed on the disabled list by Pawtucket on Saturday due to an oblique strain incurred on Tuesday.

    And so, it is apparently Iglesias -- the consensus top prospect in the Red Sox system -- who is the primary option for the team's infield depth. The 21-year-old is hitting .253 with a .278 OBP and .531 OPS with the PawSox; he has yet to record an extra-base hit this year. But, because he is the only minor league middle infielder on the team's 40-man roster, he would be the easiest player for the club to add should Scutaro be sidelined for an extended period. 

    While Iglesias is still at a relatively early stage of his development (particularly as a hitter) after signing an $8.25 million major league deal with the Sox in 2009, he is arguably the top defensive prospect in the minor leagues, and his glove is considered big league ready right now.

    “We all understand he could play defense in the big leagues tomorrow, but he’s still young,” PawSox manager Arnie Beyeler (who managed Iglesias last year in Pawtucket) said prior to the season. “He just needs to play. It’s tough to be patient with a kid like him who has so much ability. It will really be interesting to see how it plays out. The longer we can keep him down and let him develop, the better player he’s going to be when he gets up there. But he’s going to be a good player.”

     
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    [QUOTE]Navarro must be jumping for joy:(
    Posted by harness[/QUOTE]According to Pete Abraham Navarro has an oblique injury.
     
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    Re: Jose Iglesias called up

    If he can save a hit every 2 games on defense, we don't need him to hit over .225.
     
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    Re: Jose Iglesias called up

    He is currently at .253 with an OBP of .278 so clearly he will be used primarily for defensive purposes after the 7th inning till Scuts comes back. We all know Lowrie is a butcher at shortstop so there is no question Iglesias' defense is going to be helpful.  Let's hope he doesn't get "spooked" by big league pitching.  Lesser players have occasionally had otherwise positive MLB careers derailed by call ups before they were truly ready for primetime. 
     
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    Re: Jose Iglesias called up

    Im so excited!!!!!! i cant wait to see what the kids got, I remember people calling hanley more of a defensive player when he was in the minors and then he broke into the big leagues and became a monster at the plate and subpar shortstop. You never really know until they get up to the show.
     
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    This move is part replacing Scuturo part trying to spark the team.

    They are attempting to catch lightening in a bottle given that the team resembles a 1965 Chevy going down the street with three flat tires.
     
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    Re: Jose Iglesias called up

    WOW ... this is far earlier than I thought ...

       But then you've all pointed out Navarro's on DL too
     
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    Re: Jose Iglesias called up

    If the team wasn't in such a funk hitting Salty/Tek, Drew, Pedroia they could play him at short and carry his bat--they now need Lowrie's bat. I think Iggy will get a start today then come in late as William said in future games. Lowrie could give Pedroia a break for a game or two along with Youk.
    If Scu is out long term perhaps Navarro will be called up when he's healthy.
     

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