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Tigers SS Jose Iglesias Officially Ruled Out for Season

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- The Detroit Tigers announced Wednesday that shortstop Jose Iglesias is officially out for the season.

Iglesias, 24, has yet to play in 2014 due to stress fractures in both legs.

The Tigers recalled shortstop Eugenio Suarez from Triple-A Toledo Wednesday and designated infielder Danny Worth for assignment.

"He continues to make progress, the doctor's happy with the progress he made, but at this point, he basically has been ruled out for the season," Tigers general managers Dave Dombrowski said. "We had always thought that, but we had maintained maybe a little bit of hope there."

Iglesias played in 109 games with Boston and Detroit last season, hitting .303 with three home runs and 39 runs scored.

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ESPN: Tigers' Jose Iglesias Out Until All Star Break

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- With the 2014 regular season nearing, the Detroit Tigers are already dealing with a tough injury blow as ESPN reports shortstop Jose Iglesias will be out until at least the All-Star break and possibly the entire season with shin injuries.

This is a tough hand dealt to the Tigers as Iglesias is rated as one of the premier defensive shortstops in Major Leauge Baseball.

He was acquired by the team last season from the Boston Red Sox, and was expected to stabilize the team's defense in the middle of the field. 

To make matters worse for Detroit, the team has no clear replacement for Iglesias at shortstop. The team does have plenty of offensive potential in their infield with Miguel Cabrera and Ian Kinsler, but neither bring the type of elite defensive skills that Iglesias brought to the table.

In 110 games for the Red Sox and Tigers last season, Iglesias batted .303 with three home runs and drove in 29 runs.

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Jake Peavy Traded to Red Sox in Three-Team Deal 

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images (BOSTON) --  The Boston Red Sox acquired Jake Peavy in a three-team trade with the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

The Red Sox hope the 32-year-old Peavy can bolster their rotation for a long playoff run. They sent shortstop Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers, who were seeking insurance in case All-Star Jhonny Peralta is suspended as part of MLB's Biogenesis investigation.

Chicago acquired outfielder Avisail Garcia from the Tigers, who was regarded as the top power prospect in the Detroit farm system.  In addition to Garcia, the White Sox received three prospects from the Red Sox: right-handers Francelis Montas and J.B. Wendelken, as well as infielder Cleuluis Rondon.

Right-handed reliever Bryan Villarreal was also sent to the Red Sox from the Tigers to complete the deal.

"We're really excited to bring Jake in here," said Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington. "He's obviously a proven major league starter with a ton of success in his career."

Peavy, who was scratched from his start Tuesday night in anticipation of the trade, is 8-4 with a 4.28 ERA this season.

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Red Sox Demote Will Middlebrooks 

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(BOSTON) --  The Boston Red Sox have sent struggling third baseman Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A Pawtucket, the team announced Tuesday.

The 24-year-old Middlebrooks has struggled mightily at the plate this season.  His .192 batting average ranks 112th out of 113 AL players with at least 200 plate appearances this season.

The Red Sox called up infielder Brandon Snyder to replace Middlebrooks on the roster, but Jose Iglesias will become the every-day third baseman.

"Am I disappointed in myself? Absolutely, because that's what I can control," Middlebrooks said last weekend.  "I can control how hard I work and what I do to perform. That's something I have to change up in myself."

The 23-year-old Iglesias is hitting .426 in 33 games this season.

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Stephen Drew, Red Sox Agree to One-Year Deal

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Boston Red Sox signed shortstop Stephen Drew to a one-year contract worth $9.5 million on Monday, according to ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney.

Drew will also receive $500,000 in performance bonuses, according to sources.  Drew batted .250 with five homers and 16 RBIs in 39 regular-season games for the A's after being traded from the Diamondbacks.

In 40 games with the Diamondbacks last season, Drew was hitting just .193 before the trade since returning from fracturing his ankle on July 20, 2011.

The Red Sox have 22-year-old shortstop Jose Iglesias, who hit just .118 in 68 at-bats for the Red Sox in 2012, but Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said he won’t hand Iglesias the job just yet and both will now have a chance to earn the spot come spring training.

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