Detroit Tigers Acquire Jose Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox in Exchange for Avisail Garcia and Brayan Villarreal
Category: Sports Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
The Detroit Tigers announced tonight that the club has acquired infielder Jose Iglesias from the
Boston Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Avisail Garcia and relief pitcher Brayan Villarreal.
"We are excited to be adding a quality player to our middle infield," said Tigers President, CEO and General Manager, David Dombrowski. "He is a young player that will provide a lot of depth and has had success playing a variety of roles in the infield."
Iglesias, 23, hit .330 (71x215) with ten doubles, two triples, one home run and 19 RBI in 63 games played in 2013. He has compiled a .979 fielding percentage playing shortstop, third base and second base for the Red Sox. He was named the American League Rookie of the Month for June, 2013 after batting .395 with four doubles, two triples, one home run and six RBI. Originally signed as an international free agent by the Red Sox in September, 2009, Iglesias made his major league debut with the club in 2011. In parts of three seasons at the major league level, he has batted .280 (81x289) with 12 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 21 RBI in 98 career games.
Iglesias, 5-11, 185 lbs, is a native of Havana, Cuba and resides in Miami, Florida during the offseason.
Garcia hit .241 (20x83) with three doubles, one triple, two home runs and ten RBI in 30 games played with the Tigers in 2013. He batted .382 (55x144) with seven doubles, one triple, five home runs and 23 RBI in 32 games with Triple A Toledo in 2013.
Villarreal went 0-2 with a 20.77 ERA (4.1IP/10ER) and six strikeouts in seven games with the Tigers in 2013.
He posted a 2-2 record, 3.15 ERA (34.1IP/12ER) in 28 appearances with Triple A Toledo in 2013.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:35
Category: Sports Written by CNN Staff
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Frank Castillo drowned while swimming in a lake near Phoenix, Arizona, authorities said Monday. He was 44.
Castillo and a friend were on a pontoon boat Sunday at Bartlett Lake, according to a statement from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Castillo got into the water to go swimming. He did not resurface.
Sheriff's deputies searched the area and recovered Castillo's body Monday afternoon, the statement said.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:28
Category: Sports Written by cbs news
There was no music blaring in the Atlanta clubhouse. Braves players spoke in hushed tones and hoped for the best. Far from a typical atmosphere after a bounce-back win.
Tim Hudson broke his right ankle when he was stepped on while covering first base Wednesday night, ending one of his best starts this season and spoiling Atlanta's 8-2 victory over the New York Mets.
"We won, but it's a tough night," catcher Brian McCann said.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 July 2013 10:21
Category: Sports Written by Myeisha Essex/ Hello Beautiful Staff
Looks like illegal doping isn't just happening in the pro cycling world; it's present on the track and field, too. The fastest man in the world this year, Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay recently admitted that he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs, and as a result, decided to pull himself out of the world championships next month in Moscow.
"I don't have a sabotage story," Gay said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I don't have any lies. I don't have anything to say to make this seem like it was a mistake or it was on Usada's hands, someone playing games."
When asked who abused his trust, he said, "I can't really say it. Sometimes a human being naturally, generally trusts somebody. That's what people do."
He added, "I don't have any of those stories. I basically put my trust in someone and I was let down."
According to Sports Illustrated, the U.S Anti-Doping Agency said they appreciate Gay's "approach to handling this situation and his choice to voluntarily remove himself from competition while the full facts surrounding his test are evaluated."
The 100-meter record holder is the third high-profile track star to be involved in a doping scandal this month.
Last Updated on Friday, 26 July 2013 11:33
Category: Sports Written by Shamika Sanders/ Hello Beautiful
LA Clipper J.J. Redick entered into an "abortion contract" with former girlfriend Vanessa Lopez. He agreed to carry-on a relationship with her or pay her $25,000 to abort the fetus she claimed was his. Once doctors confirmed that the pregnancy terminated, their relationship would begin again.
The contract was leaked online:
"REDICK has agreed that once LOPEZ has terminated said pregnancy and has provided medical proof of said termination satisfactory to REDICK, including, but not limited to, direct access to LOPEZ's medical files and records of the clinic, practice or hospital conducting the termination and has submitted to a post-pregnancy examination by a doctor of REDICK's choice to confirm both the prior pregnancy and its termination, REDICK and LOPEZ shall attempt to establish and maintain a social and/or dating relationship between themselves for a period of one year..." noted the agreement in part signed by both Redick and Lopez.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 July 2013 15:39
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