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Detroit's New Defensive-Wizard Shortstop Is Making A Very Good First Impression

The good people of Michigan might be able to get used to this Jose Iglesias fellow.

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In all of 11 games since being traded from Boston, new Detroit third baseman/shortstop Jose Iglesias — a timely replacement for Jhonny Peralta, who took a PED suspension — has made quite an impression with his fielding.

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The backhand stop deep in the hole? Check.

The bouncey dribbler up the middle for a double play ain't no thing to handle.

Even on infield singles, he's making batters work for every inch.

But Monday's diving, mid-air hurl to first while sprawled out was his finest moment to date.

He's got eyes on first base while barely gripping the ball and with a toe on the ground for leverage.

Yeah, Iglesias probably won't be moving away from shortstop any time soon.