Jose Iglesias and Tigers agree on one-year contract

Jamie Squire

The Tigers' slick-fielding shortstop signs a one-year deal worth $1.65 million.

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has come to terms with the team on a one-year contract worth $1.65 million, as reported by New York Post baseball writer Joel Sherman.  The 24-year old defensive wunderkind split his 2013 rookie season between the Boston Red Sox and Tigers, who acquired him as part of a three-team deal at the non-waiver trade deadline.

Though he is not arbitration eligible for another two years and under team control through 2018, Iglesias was in need of a new contract. His previous agreement was worth $8.25 million, a four-year deal he signed with the Red Sox as a 20-year-old amateur free agent.

Iglesias' wrapped up his rookie campaign hitting a surprising .303/.349/.386, with a 735 OPS, 3 home runs and 29 RBIs. When taken in addition to his already  highly-regarded defensive ability, the combination allowed Iglesias to finish second in the 2013 AL Rookie of the Year balloting.

In 46 games with the Tigers in 2013, Iglesias hit .259/.306/ .348, a .654 OPS with two home runs and 10 RBIs.

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