Red Sox Bring Back Former All-Star Shortstop

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Boston Red Sox have brought back former All-Star shortstop Jose Iglesias via a free-agent signing.
The Boston Red Sox have brought back former All-Star shortstop Jose Iglesias via a free-agent signing. / G Fiume/Getty Images

The last time that veteran shortstop Jose Iglesias wore a Boston Red Sox uniform, the team went on to win the 2013 World Series. Iglesias had been traded away to the Detroit Tigers before Boston's championship run that season, but he's back and looking to help his former team make a deep postseason run.

On Monday, the Red Sox signed their former shortstop to a one-year contract following his release from the Los Angeles Angels. The one-time All-Star will join Boston down the stretch as the team looks to lock up a playoff spot in the final month of the 2021 MLB season.

Jose Iglesias Red Sox

Currently, Boston holds a 3.0-game lead over the Seattle Mariners for the American League's second Wild Card spot. Additionally, the Red Sox are on the heels of the New York Yankees for home field advantage in that Wild Card game, trailing by just 0.5 games.

Iglesias spent the start of his 2021 campaign with the Angels. On the heels of a 2020 campaign in which he slashed .373/.400/.556, Iglesias' .259/.295/.375 slash line has been somewhat disappointing this season. Still, he's a proven veteran hitter who plays .981 defense at shortstop.

Boston heads into the week with a three-game set against division rivals Tampa Bay Rays. In the midst of a team COVID-19 outbreak, Boston needs all of the depth help it can get. Starting shortstop Xander Bogaerts remains sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19.

Currently, Boston holds +3000 odds to win the World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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