Iglesias sits with bruised toe on left foot
CLEVELAND -- Add Jose Iglesias to the list of injured Tigers middle infielders. The new everyday shortstop was out of the lineup Thursday for the first time since joining the team Friday, thanks to a bruised toe on his left foot.
Iglesias does not expect the injury, which he said he sustained after Michael Brantley spiked him on an attempted steal of second base, to be serious.
"I'll be fine tomorrow," Iglesias said.
Iglesias was originally in the starting lineup before being scratched, Ramon Santiago, who originally had the night off after playing all 14 innings Wednesday night, went back into the lineup at shortstop.
Iglesias left Wednesday's game in the eighth inning, four innings after the slide that got him. However, his exit was more a matter of getting Andy Dirks into the game for offense against Indians starter Danny Salazar, about whom manager Jim Leyland was still raving Thursday.
The Tigers have been dealing with the absence of second baseman Omar Infante for more than a month now. He started at second base for Triple-A Toledo on Thursday night as part of his Minor League rehab assignment, going 1-for-3 with a single and playing six innings at second.