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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Second opinion confirms stress fractures; Iglesias to miss 5 months or more

The second opinion was the same as the first.

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has stress fractures in both shins, an examination by Dr. Thomas Clanton at the Steadman Clinic in Colorado confirmed, and will miss the majority of the 2014 season.

The shortstop will continue the same treatment regimen he’s been on, but his activities will be limited to non-weight bearing conditioning — like biking, swimming and upper-body work — for the next four to six months.

He will be reevaluated after four months, which is 11 days before Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline.

Brought over in a trade with the Boston Red Sox at last year’s deadline, Iglesias has missed time with both before and after the deal with shin splints. Earlier in spring training they were upgraded to stress reactions before a recent diagnosis of stress fractures.

The organization has known for a few days that Iglesias would be out for the foreseeable future, and has begun the process of determining his replacement, saying initially they'd stay in-house, but that they'd "keep a pulse of what was going on outside the organization."


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