Iglesias leaves with left knee contusion
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias left Saturday’s game against Houston with a left knee contusion after a knee-on-knee collision at first base. He’s listed as day-to-day.
Iglesias had the makings of a big day with another highlight double play in the first inning and infield singles in the third and fifth. On the first single, however, he banged knees with Astros first baseman Chris Carter as he ran out a dribbler down the first-base line.
Iglesias stayed in the game, but looked hobbled running home on Anthony Gose’s ensuing double. He singled again two innings later without a play at first base, but again looked gimpy on his way to second base when Jose Altuve threw over Marwin Gonzalez and into left field. Manager Brad Ausmus noticed and came out with athletic trainer Matt Rankin.
Hernan Perez pinch-ran for Iglesias and replaced him at shortstop.