Jose Iglesias cleared for lower-body workouts


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Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, whose 2014 season ended in Spring Training when stress fractures were discovered in both legs, received a major go-ahead towards being ready for 2015 when he was cleared for lower-body rehabilitation and conditioning exercises Tuesday.

Iglesias was given that official go-ahead after being examined by Dr. Thomas Clanton of the Steadman Clinic on Wednesday afternoon in Vail, Colorado. An MRI and CT scan both showed significant bone healing.

“This was the best possible news we were looking at,” Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand told reporters on Wednesday evening at Comerica Park. “As far as Dr. Clanton is concerned, it appears the bone [in each leg] has healed, and it’s now time to put stress back on it and see how the bone responds.”

Iglesias, a defensive whiz, should open the 2015 season as Detroit’s starting shortstop.