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Iglesias day to day with bruised neck on dive

Sliding home, Tigers shortstop collides with Phillies catcher Hanigan's leg
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LAKELAND, Fla. -- Hustle rewarded Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias twice Tuesday in the bottom of the first: He slid into second for a double and then dived into home to score the first run of the game on Nicholas Castellanos' single.

But on that dive, Iglesias landed headfirst on Phillies catcher Ryan Hanigan's leg. He spent a moment holding his face while in the batter's box dirt, ultimately walking off under his own power.

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LAKELAND, Fla. -- Hustle rewarded Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias twice Tuesday in the bottom of the first: He slid into second for a double and then dived into home to score the first run of the game on Nicholas Castellanos' single.

But on that dive, Iglesias landed headfirst on Phillies catcher Ryan Hanigan's leg. He spent a moment holding his face while in the batter's box dirt, ultimately walking off under his own power.

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Manager Brad Ausmus replaced Iglesias with Andrew Romine for the top of the second. After an 11-6 loss to the Phillies, Ausmus said Iglesias was day to day with a neck bruise.

"I could kind of see it," Ausmus said of Iglesias' dive. "I thought he got hit in the chin, but it ended up being the neck. From the angle I was sitting at, I could see right through the catcher's legs."

Detroit right fielder J.D. Martinez left the game after fouling a ball off his foot in the fifth, but he had completed his at-bat, a strikeout.

"There was no medical reason we took him out," Ausmus said of Martinez. "He was hit in the foot, but he was coming out anyway."

Zak Kerr is a contributor to MLB.com.

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