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No, that was not a misprint. Jose Iglesias, who was traded to the Detriot Tigers, was on the order list when the Red Sox placed the order for the World Series rings, the Boston Herald reports. Iglesias hit .330 for the Red Sox in 63 game, according to the Herald. Then, he was shipped off to the Tigers in the deal that brought Jake Peavy here.
Here's what he told the Herald, when asked about getting a ring despite not being with the Sox when they actually won it all:
"Not really," he said. "This was my first organization. I've got a great memory of the organization that built the player that I am and the player that I will be. Later on, when my son says What team did you used to play for, daddy, I'll say, 'I played for the Red Sox. Hey, look, I got a ring from the Red Sox.' I feel a big part of that win, as well, because I helped the team a lot.
They battled for my ring," he said. It was fun to see those guys battle for my ring.
In a way, he was a big part of the Red Sox World Series success because he made an error that led to the Shane Victorino grand slam in game 6 and then made the final out of the ALCS. So, it makes sense now - the Red Sox are repaying him for that because we wouldn't have even made it that far if it wasn't for Iglesias