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José Iglesias (born January 5, 1990, in Havana, Cuba) is a shortstop currently for the Colorado Rockies.

With pitcher Noel Arguelles, Iglesias defected from the Cuban junior national team while in Canada.[1] Iglesias signed as an international free agent in September 2009. His signing bonus was $6,000,000, and his contract in 2010 will be $550,000.[citation needed]

Scouting Report[]

Plus plus glovework. Plus arm. Range is also plus, but there have been varying reports.[citation needed]

Excellent instincts. Has the makings of a gold glove shortstop. Also able to play second and third base. His bat is a question mark at this point, particularly power-wise, and he's not likely to add much more bulk to his frame. Pull hitter. Needs to improve strike zone judgment and overall patience at the plate. Average to above average speed.[citation needed]


He signed a $ 8.2 million contract with the Boston Red Sox for four seasons, including $ 6 million dollar bonus just for signing.[2] In March 2010, Iglesias was optioned to the team's Double-A affiliate in Portland.


  2. Kilgore, Adam. "Sox announce Iglesias signing", The Boston Globe, 2009-09-08. Retrieved on 2010-04-02.

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