Saturday, April 6, 2013

Iglesias Out Of Lineup Today; Back On Sunday

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Sean McAdam of Comcast SportsNet is reporting that Jose Iglesias is out of today's lineup, but X-Rays are not needed on his plunked elbow/forearm. Most importantly, he is likely to be back at SS in Sunday's game at SkyDome. Of course, this sets up a major decision point for Ben Cherington. When Stephen Drew is ready for action on Monday in the Home Opener, he (and his $9.5 million contract) will be out there. This will be both a baseball decision and a PR/Marketing decision. The Nation has already fallen in love with Iglesias (and Jackie Bradley, Jr. for that matter) and don't want them gone. Our own poll shows that, as of this morning, 88% want to keep Iglesias at short—assuming he continues to hit.