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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports the Angels have traded for SS Jose Iglesias from the Orioles.
It's still unclear what Baltimore is receiving in return. Iglesias had his $3.5 million option picked up by the Orioles earlier this offseason, and he'll slide into Los Angeles as their Andrelton Simmons replacement. Iglesias hit a superb .373 to go along with a .956 OPS in 2020.
Jose Iglesias had his $3.5 million option picked up by the Orioles.
Iglesias had a banner year in 2020, slashing .373/.400/.556 in 150 plate appearances. He battled several minor injuries, but that didn't stop him from posting a career-best wRC+, albeit in limited at-bats. Look for him to be the starting shortstop and at least start 2021 near the top of the order.
Jose Iglesias went 2-for-4 on Saturday against the Blue Jays with two doubles. He scored a run and drove one in himself in the 5-2 defeat.
Iglesias has been a solid piece of the otherwise decidedly average Orioles' lineup this year. After hitting .373 with a .956 OPS in 142 at-bats this year, he will be an interesting late-round depth piece in deeper leagues next year.
Jose Iglesias went 1-for-4 with a solo homer on Friday. The Orioles lost, 10-5.
Iglesias had been a source of empty batting average until hitting homers in back-to-back games. For the season, he is hitting .370 with a .941 OPS. He could be a good boost this weekend for average, runs, and RBI.
Jose Iglesias was the DH and hit second in Thursday's game against the Red Sox, going 1-for-4 with a solo homer. The Orioles won, 13-1.
Iglesias has been very banged up this year, but has slashed .373/.401/.530 in 134 at-bats. He will be an option as a reserve in deeper leagues next year.