Whether the Sox will call his number as the long-term answer at shortstop is debatable. But Iglesias believes his place is with the Red Sox even if they don’t have a place for him now.
“Of course, this is a family. This is my family,” he said. “This is the organization I’ve been with for four years. This is the one that made me a better player every day. Sooner or later, my time is coming, so I just want to be ready for it.”
The reality is that Iglesias probably will never be a 20-home run hitter. He’s more Omar Vizquel than Nomar Garciaparra.
It’s not Iglesias who is going to have to change his approach. It’s the Red Sox, if he is to be their starting shortstop.