Red Sox recall shortstop Jose Iglesias.
05/08/2011 12:56 PM ET
The Boston Red Sox today recalled shortstop Jose Iglesias from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Iglesias, 21, will be in his first career Major League stint. He has played in 24 games with the PawSox this season, all at shortstop, going 22-for-87 (.253) with 11 runs, four RBI, two walks and two stolen bases. The right-handed batter is hitting .306 (11-for-36) over his last 10 games, including a .333 clip (7-for-21) in six games in May. Entering the 2011 season, he was the highest rated prospect in the Red Sox minor league system according to Baseball America and has been named the Best Defensive Infielder in the Boston organization in the publication’s Best Tools survey each of the last two years.
Signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent on September 8, 2009, Iglesias is in his second professional season in the United States. A native of Havana, Cuba, he played in 57 games with Double-A Portland last year and was named the Best Defensive Shortstop in Double-A by Baseball America, appearing in 55 games at the position. Iglesias hit .285 (63-for-221) with 10 doubles, three triples, 13 RBI, 29 runs, eight walks and five stolen bases with the Sea Dogs.
Source: Red Sox Press Release