Prospecting: Iglesias debuts at third, De La Rosa skipped, Futures at Fenway

The Guru
Contributing Writer

Slick fielding shortstop Jose Iglesias made his debut at third base today in the PawSox 9-8 win over Indianapolis. Iglesias made a nice stop on his first chance, but threw low to first for an error.

Only recently has Iglesias started taking grounders at second and third base. Pawtucket Manager Gary DiSarcina said Iglesias will be seeing game action at both positions.

By increasing Iglesias' positions, do the Sox have plans to turn the 23-year-old into a super-utility player? What does this say about the clubs confidence in Pedro Ciriaco? Ciriaco is second on the team with six errors in 15 games.

Since being sent back to Pawtucket Iglesias has been benched for not running out groundballs and is hitting just .205 with four home runs.

The PawSox scratched starter Rubby De La Rosa Tuesday. He was held out for precautionary reasons after tweaking a muscle in his side. In eight games De La Rosa is 0-1 with a 3.65 ERA and 29 K's in 24.2 innings.

The Red Sox announced Monday the eighth annual "Futures at Fenway" event. This year it will be a single game, not a doubleheader.

The Portland Sea Dogs and Harrisburg Senators will play a noontime game Saturday, July 27 at Fenway Park.

Based on the Sea Dogs current roster, a number of the Red Sox top prospects will get a taste of Fenway: shortstop Xander Bogaerts, pitchers Matt Barnes, Drake Britton, Anthony Randaudo and catcher Christian Vazquez.

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