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Jose Iglesias to begin season on DL

Updated: March 17, 2014, 3:56 PM ET
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Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias confirmed Monday that he has stress fractures in both of his shins but said he "absolutely" expects to play at some point this season.

Iglesias, acquired from the Boston Red Sox in July in a three-team trade, is considered a potential Gold Glove infielder. He said he had pain in both shins last season.

"I was able to play through it last year, but that's not going to happen this year," he told reporters. "That's why it doesn't get better."

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