The hits just keep on coming for the Detroit Tigers. The team has placed shortstop Jose Iglesias on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring strain. Iglesias pulled up holding his left hamstring after attempting to beat out an infield single against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. While Iglesias finished out the game, he continued to experience hamstring spasms. No word has yet come down as to the severity of the injury.
Warwick Saupold was already slated to join the team in place of Cameron Maybin who himself was added to the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday, retroactive to Aug. 4. With the return of Bruce Rondon from paternity leave, Saupold would’ve returned to Toledo. Now he's been recalled to stay on in Iglesias' place for the time being.
The Tigers today have placed SS Jose Iglesias on the 15-day disabled list due to a left hamstring strain.— Tigers PR (@DetroitTigersPR) August 12, 2016
While the Tigers have both Andrew Romine and Mike Aviles available to play shortstop, Dixon Machado is a possible candidate for promotion. The Toledo Mud Hens' shortstop has a .710 OPS in 117 games this season. Generally regarded as a fine defender, Machado holds a nearly even strikeout-to-walk ratio, and seems likely to get the call though the Tigers have given no indications of such a move as of yet.