Iglesias plays third base for Pawtucket

Iglesias plays third base for Pawtucket
May 22, 2013, 12:00 am
Share This Post

CHICAGO -- Jose Iglesias, the Red Sox highly touted shortstop prospect, played third base for Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. It was the first time Iglesias has played a position other than short since signing with the Sox in 2009.
 
“We’re going to start to move him around,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “Not unlike other guys that have come to the big leagues, Jed Lowrie for an instance is another guy that we exposed to positions on the infield and we’re looking to do the same with Jose right now."
 
“It’s in the event that something might happen to someone, to just prepare as best we can if he comes to us in a role that might call on the versatility.”
 
Iglesias had been considered the Sox shortstop of the future since he joined the organization. In his fourth professional season, he has yet to take on that role. 

What does this move mean for his future?
 
“I think we see a guy that’s a very capable defender,” Farrell said. “But we want to get exposure to other places, in the event that if we do happen to take a look at him being in that utility role at some point this year. We still view him as an everyday shortstop, but in the interim, we’re trying to prepare for the potential to coming and filling in that role.”
 
There is no set schedule yet for where Iglesias will play or when.