Boston Red Sox Sign José Iglesias

The Boston Red Sox are bringing back an old friend. The team has signed José Iglesias to a major-league contract. He also has been activated for today's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. 

A few days ago, the Los Angeles Angels released Iglesias. In 114 games with the team, he had eight home runs, 41 RBIs and a .259 batting average. Although he was not bad at the plate, it was a noticeable dip from his career season last year with the Baltimore Orioles. In 39 games, the 31-year-old shortstop had a .373 batting average. Although it was a shortened season, that still was very solid production. 

A major reason why Iglesias was released by the Angels was because of his struggles in the field. He has 16 errors on the season, which is two less than his total over the last three seasons. He also has a -21 in Defense Runs Saved, which is certainly concerning. 

Here's to hoping Iglesias can regroup in the field back with Boston. It will be fun to see what he provides in his second tenure with the team. 

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