Ex-All-Star Shortstop To Become Free Agent

After eleven seasons in the big leagues, he has yet to break through in a major league uniform this season. But that hasn't stopped former All-Star shortstop Jose Iglesias from already opting out of three contracts this year, and is about to hit free agency once again. 

Jose Iglesias has opted out of a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres for the second time in a month, after previously opting out of a contract with the Miami Marlins in mid-April. The Fish weren't willing to give him the call to the majors.

The Friars picked him up after he left the Miami organization, and the same situation repeated itself in the Padres' system. Iglesias has put up some nice numbers at Triple-A with the Pads, batting .317 with a .356 on-base and an .892 OPS, with 4 HR and 27 RBIs in just 28 games. But still, he has not gotten the call to the bigs. 

The team, of course, is pretty stacked at shortstop, with Xander Bogaerts manning the keystone, backed up by Ha-Seong Kim, and don't forget they also have this guy named Fernando Tatis Jr., a former All-Star at short, currently playing the outfield. A pretty tough lineup to crack for a career shortstop. 

Unless the Friars make a last-minute decision to add him to the roster, the former 2015 All-Star will try to peddle his wares to another major league team.

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