During the Tigers’ 6-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox last night, Tigers short stop Jose Iglesias displayed just why Dave Dombrowski chose to part with prized corner outfield prospect Avisail Garcia a few weeks ago.
The play itself occurred during the 6th inning when Chicago’s Josh Phegley hit a weak grounder that just made it over the glove of Tigers’ starter Doug Fister (surprisingly since Fister is almost 10 feet tall). Igelsias then made the charge and off balance throw to a stretched out Prince Fielder beating Phegley by maybe half a step.
If Iglesias continues to make plays like this (which I assume he will) it’s going to make the loss of not only Avisail Garcia easier to swallow but Jhonny Peralta as well. In fact as the season progresses Tigers fans may soon be asking Jhonny who?