The Tigers have struggled all season leading to them becoming sellers at this year’s trade deadline. One of the players the club may look to move before the deadline is shortstop Jose Iglesias, according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
The issue with trading Iglesias is that nearly every contending team this season is already set at shortstop, so it could be difficult to find a potential trading partner. However, Iglesias is controlled through next season, so that flexibility may allow the Tigers to find a match, even if it is not necessarily a contending team.
It is worth noting that shortstops Trea Turner of the Nationals and Carlos Correa of the Astros are dealing with injuries, but should be back in time for a late postseason push. For now, the two clubs have filled the shortstop void internally.
Iglesias, 27, is hitting .257/.287/.355 with three homers, 32 RBIs, 19 doubles and one triple. Iglesias is more known for his defensive ability as he has a 0.7 oWAR compared to a 1.8 dWAR this season.
In addition to Iglesias, the Tigers may look to deal Justin Verlander, Ian Kinsler and others as they look to shed salary and field a younger roster going forward. They already made one significant move in trading J.D. Martinez to the Diamondbacks.