Padres Re-Sign 11-Year Veteran Infielder One Week After Being Released

The San Diego Padres have had some interesting developments with veteran infielder Jose Iglesias.

Initially, Iglesias exercised an out clause in his minor league contract with the Padres but quickly changed his mind. He subsequently re-signed with the team's Triple-A affiliate, the El Paso Chihuahuas.

During his return to the Triple-A lineup, Iglesias made an impressive impact by going 3-for-5 with two doubles. He followed that up on Wednesday night with a monster performance, crushing three home runs and driving in eight runs.

This performance showcased his continued skills and value as a player. Although he has not seen any major league action this season, the 33-year-old infielder brings valuable depth to the Padres' organization, especially in the middle infield position.

The decision to re-sign Iglesias indicates that the Padres see potential in him and view him as an additional option to their already strong roster.

If the Padres decide to call him up to the 26-man active roster, he would need to be added to the 40-man roster. While his defensive metrics may have declined in recent years, Iglesias has shown productivity in Triple-A with a batting average of .293, an on-base percentage of .350, and a slugging percentage of .446.

This indicates that he could contribute both offensively and defensively if given the opportunity in the major leagues. Photo Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports