"Brad [Ausmus] gave me a day in Kansas City," Iglesias said, "and it was worth it for me. After the thing happened at home, I needed a day. It was my first day going through a situation like [the dugout altercation last weekend at Comerica Park]. After that, I'm good."
He was back in the lineup the next day, and with a steady diet of off-days in the schedule, he's likely to be a fixture in the Tigers' lineup for a while. After early-season concerns about the wear and tear of everyday play following a lost season to stress fractures in both shins last year, enough that the Tigers carried two utility infielders on the Opening Day roster, Iglesias' legs are no longer a major concern for the staff.
"As soon as the doctor cleared me, I stopped thinking about it," Iglesias said. "I just thank God that I'm healthy and playing every day."
If anything, the Tigers might keep an eye on his energy level heading into September.
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