The Detroit Tigers will place Jose Iglesias on the 7-day concussion DL, and call up reliever Joe Jimenez to the active roster. Iglesias was injured on the final play of Wednesday’s loss to the Rays as he tried to turn a game-ending double play. A below-average feed from Kinsler resulted in Iglesias throwing off-balance to first, and the ball got away from Cabrera as the Rays scored two runs on the play and won the game, 8-7. While trying to make the play, Jose took a knee to the face from Rays second baseman Brad Miller.
Rays walk off on error https://t.co/MpSfG5glow
— francis B. pujols N. (@francis_52) April 20, 2017
He laid on the field for around five minutes as the Rays celebrated their victory, but walked off under his own power. Following the game, Iglesias drank water and spoke with teammates in the locker room.
Jose Iglesias was still dazed after the game, sitting on a couch inside the Tigers clubhouse. He told teammates he was OK, though.
— anthony fenech (@anthonyfenech) April 20, 2017
The 7-day DL was implemented in 2011, specifically for concussions, as a way to prevent long-term brain damage. If not activated after 7 days, the player is automatically placed on the 10-day DL.
The Tigers will call up RH Reliever Joe Jimenez, who had his first career major league appearance a week ago against the Minnesota Twins, throwing one inning of no-run ball, striking out Byron Buxton in the 9th inning of an 11-5 Twins victory.
Since returning to the minor leagues, Jimenez has appeared in three games, striking out seven batters and allowing no runs. He has struck out the last six batters he’s faced. He is a top prospect in the Tigers farm system and this could be his chance to stay in the show for good.
Wednesday’s game against the Rays featured a plethora of wacky plays and bounces as Tigers outfielder’s struggled with the uniqueness of playing at Tropicana Field in the Dome. However, a bases-clearing triple by Nicholas Castellanos gave the Tigers the lead heading into the 9th. Francisco Rodriguez was on for the saves. Two walks and an Evan Longoria double later and the Rays had bases-loaded, 1 out. Logan Morrison hit a candy hop to Kinsler, but the Tigers weren’t able to turn the double play. The Tigers were swept in Tampa Bay following an 8-1 loss Thursday, and head to Minnesota for a three-game set this weekend, starting tomorrow night at 8:10pm EST.