Boras: Jose Iglesias doing well, chances of re-injury low
Max Scherzer wasn’t the only Tigers client that agent Scott Boras was discussing during his appearance at All-Star media day. He also gave a medical update on Jose Iglesias, who’s out for the year to allow stress fractures to heal in his shins.
“I was just down to see him a week ago [in Miami], and he’s doing well,” Boras said. “The doctor reports are good. He’s going back in a month to get a final x-ray. His medication and everything seem to be working well, so we’ve gotten very, very good reports. He’s obviously ready to go, as you can imagine, so he’s looking forward to it.”
Asked if they’ve gotten any better read on why the condition became so severe, Boras said:
“You don’t really how these things go. This began, really, in Boston. And when you get shin splints or something like that, you don’t know the severity of it, and sometimes you don’t know what medication to give until you really know the severity of the condition. So in this situation, once that was diagnosed, they knew what to do. But it involved both shins. That part of it, especially for an athlete that is as [mobile].
“He is not a sit-still player. He’s moving around, he’s a very aggressive defensive player. That part of it was just something he couldn’t get resolved, and it just took time. Once you have the injury, those layers of bone get inflamed, and you just have to take a good amount of time for it to heal.”
As for any chance of it happening again, Boras said, “The recurrence part, we’re told, once it’s healed, we’re fine. The problem is, because he was playing so much, he just never had a chance to heal.”