Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski made clear Thursday that the Boston Red Sox weren’t trying to pull any funny business last July when they sent shortstop Jose Iglesias to the Motor City as part of the Jake Peavy trade.
Dombrowski told reporters Thursday that Iglesias is expected to miss four to six months because of stress fractures in both of his legs. The injury cropped up last season when Iglesias still was a member of the Red Sox, but Boston provided Detroit with all the necessary medical tests, according to Dombrowski.
“At that time, they were dealing with the premise of shin splints,” Dombrowski said. “The Red Sox had all the tests that they had, and they shared all those tests with us. I’m sure that’s what they felt he had at the time. He was able to play with (the Red Sox), too. We received all the information. Our people checked it over and felt comfortable with it.
“These are very hard to detect. You have to remember, X-rays didn’t show any of this. Bone scans didn’t show it. MRIs didn’t show it. And those were done more than once.”
Red Sox manager John Farrell said earlier this week that the club needed to monitor Iglesias’ shin issues last season. It wasn’t until recently, however, that Iglesias was diagnosed with stress fractures that likely will sideline the shortstop for the entire 2014 season.
“My understanding is he will be fine for (the 2015 season),” Dombrowski said.