Tigers Activate Jose Iglesias, Designate Alex Presley

Aug 27, 2016

The Tigers have announced that they’ve activated shortstop Jose Iglesias from the 15-day disabled list. To clear roster space for him, they’ve designated outfielder Alex Presley for assignment. Iglesias had missed two weeks with a hamstring strain. The 26-year-old is hitting just .249/.297/.328 in 399 plate appearances this season, although he remains one of the game’s finer defensive players, with UZR pegging him as 10.4 runs above average at short this year. The Tigers signed Presley to a minor league deal in July after he opted for free agency rather than accepting an outright assignment from the Brewers. The Tigers called him up last week, and he collected just five plate appearances for them. The 31-year-old has hit just .198/.269/.289 in 134 plate appearances so far this season, although he’s hit fairly well at the Triple-A level.

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