The Tigers parted with outfielder Avisail Garcia last month to land Jose Iglesias as a fill-in option for Jhonny Peralta at shortstop. And this incredible barehanded play tonight against the White Sox is an example of why.
My goodness. That almost defies the laws of physics. Jhonny who?
The Phillies have placed outfielder Jay Bruce on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain. He sustained the injury during a plate appearance in the third inning of last night’s game against the Dodgers. The team expects Bruce to miss at least three weeks.
With Bruce gone so too goes his power — he has 24 homers on the year — and they will try to replace some of it with Nick Williams. Williams has struggled at the big league level but is hitting .345/.403/.628 with six home runs in 28 games at Triple-A this year.