According to John Perrotto, now that the Pirates have agreed to terms with Francisco Liriano, they have switched their trade preference in return for closer Joel Hanrahan. He mentions they are looking at Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon, as well as Jose Iglesias, the shortstop from the Boston Red Sox
Iglesias is a 22-year-old(turns 23 on January 5) with two partial seasons of experience with the Red Sox. Signed in 2009 out of Cuba, he was ranked by Baseball America #52 on their top 100 prospect list prior to the 2011 season. This past season he hit .266/.318/.306 in 88 games at AAA Pawtucket, followed by 25 games as the Red Sox regular shortstop over the end of the season. Iglesias hit just .118 in 77 AB's for ...
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