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Iglesias declares himself ready for playoffs

DETROIT -- Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, whose bruised left hand that sidelined him for a week still bothered him in the season-ending series in Miami, said he's fine for the playoffs and shouldn't be limited.

"I'm good," Iglesias said.

Iglesias started all three games against the Marlins, but said after Friday's game that there was some lingering soreness that he would have to work through, especially swinging a bat. He made progress each day after that, though he went 0-for-8 for the series.

"His hand's fine," manager Jim Leyland said. "His hand will not be an issue."

Jason Beck is a reporter for Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for
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