Scott Boras To Represent Jose Iglesias

Newly acquired Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has changed agencies and will now be represented by Scott Boras, according to Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal (Twitter link).

The 23-year-old Iglesias is hitting .318/.361/.403 overall on the season, though he was slumping badly prior to his inclusion in the July 30 blockbuster that sent Jake Peavy to the Red Sox, Avisail Garcia to the White Sox and Iglesias to the Tigers. His slump has continued with Detroit, as he's hitting just .190/.190/.333 in an admittedly small six-game sample size for his new team.

Boras clients rarely sign long-term extensions before reaching free agency, though notable recent exceptions include Carlos Gomez and Carlos Gonzalez. That's unlikely to be an issue for the Tigers anytime in the near future anyhow, as Iglesias isn't even arbitration-eligible until the 2015-16 offseason and can't become a free agent until after the 2018 season.

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski is quite familiar with Boras, who is also the agent for Prince Fielder, Max Scherzer, Austin Jackson and Jose Valverde. For more agent-related information on nearly 1,900 Major League and Minor League players, check out MLBTR's Agency Database. If you see any notable errors or omissions, please drop us an email at mlbtrdatabase@gmail.com.


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