Detroit’s Iglesias hit by pitch, leaves game

Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has left Thursday’s game against

the Seattle Mariners after with a bruised left hand after being hit

by a pitch near the wrist.

Iglesias was doubled over in pain after Tom Wilhelmsen’s pitch

caught him in the sixth inning. The Tigers said X-rays are negative

and Iglesias is day to day.

Detroit acquired Iglesias from Boston in a trade shortly before

shortstop Jhonny Peralta was suspended as part of Major League

Baseball’s investigation into Biogenesis of America, a Florida

anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned

performance-enhancing drugs.

Peralta is eligible to return Sept. 27, but the Tigers plan to

keep Iglesias at shortstop and work out Peralta in the


Iglesias is hitting .310 and has provided smooth defense up the

middle for Detroit.