One of the biggest decisions the Detroit Tigers have to make heading into the 2019 season is whether or not they want to bring back shortstop Jose Iglesias.
Well, it sounds like that decision could already be made, at least from Iglesias’ point of view.
On Wednesday, Iglesias posted the following message on his Instagram account, thanking the Detroit Tigers organization and the fans.
“Thank you Tigers fans for all of the support you have shown me and my family over the past 6 years. I will miss u! I am grateful to the Tigers organization for the opportunity to play the game I love. I have had the privilege of taking the field with incredible teammates that have helped me grow as both a player and a person. Earlier this year I was able to fulfill my dream of becoming a US Citizen, and I did so while wearing my Tigers uniform proudly. This is just one of many fond memories I will carry with me. My time in Detroit has been very special. Thank you all.#Thank you”
Since coming to the Tigers part way through the 2013 season, Iglesias has hit .268 with 19 home runs and 167 RBIs. During that time, he was considered one of the best defensive shortstops in Major League Baseball.
Dear T.J. Lang: We understand if you hang up your cleats and leave the Detroit Lions
Dear T.J. Lang,
On Sunday, against the Dallas Cowboys, on what seemed like any normal NFL play, you were part of a collision that caused you, a strong professional athlete, to drop to your knees in pain. At first, there was speculation that it could be your back flaring up again but we later learned it was a “brain-injury” and you were being placed in concussion protocol.
Unfortunately, this is not your first go-around with injuries to your brain. In fact, according to you, this is at least the fifth “brain injury” you have suffered and you have always come back as soon as you could to help your teammates on the field.
This is not a letter to tell you what to do or to give you advice. It is simply a letter to let you know that we, your fans (Lions and Packers), have you in our thoughts and prayers and we would understand 100% if you decide to hang up your cleats.
To read the rest of the letter, please click on the link below.