Mike Aviles Beats Out Jose Iglesias for Shortstop Job After Bobby Valentine’s Spring Training Juggling Act

Mike Aviles Beats Out Jose Iglesias for Shortstop Job After Bobby Valentine's Spring Training Juggling Act
One of Bobby Valentine's biggest responsibilities this spring training was making sure that two shortstops — Mike Aviles and Jose Iglesias — each got enough time at short for the club to make a decision on who would be the starter.

That decision came on Tuesday when the team announced that it was sending Iglesias to Triple-A, effectively making Aviles the Opening Day starter.

There were times this spring when Valentine praised the Iglesias for the youngster's slick-fielding ways, but in the end, it looks like Iglesias' struggles at the plate ended up costing him the job — for now.

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