The Red Sox appear to have more options in the infield right now than they probably know what to do with.
The reason for that: Jose Iglesias.
The shortstop is batting .451 in 82 at-bats this season, including two hits in the Sox' 2-0 loss to Baltimore Friday night, and is making a case to remain in the Boston lineup for the time being.
Iglesias hasn't played everyday, however, despite the ability to play at either short or third if need be, largely because of the team's decision to play shortstop Stephen Drew and third baseman Will Middlebrooks on a regular basis as well.
Both Drew and Middlebrooks have had relatively unimpressive seasons at the plate, but Drew's strong season in the field -- as well as his $9.5 million contract -- and Middlebrooks' raw power-hitting abilities leave the Sox with multiple options.
Bob Neumeier, Glenn Ordway and Lou Merloni discussed Boston's current situation on The Baseball Show Saturday morning, and all agree that it's time to give Igelsias the full-time job.
"You're now in the end of June, Iglesias is still impressive, Drew is in another slump, it's almost like you gotta turn the page," Merloni said.
But that doesn't necessarily mean they're ready for the Sox to move on from any players in particular.
"Right now you've got to go with Iglesias every single day until he starts faltering," Ordway said. "The fact is that you've got this depth and eventually Drew I think is gonna hit, he's a pretty good player. Keep him around."
Take a look at the video above to hear the rest of the discussion regarding Iglesias and the Red Sox.