Jose Iglesias didn’t show any signs of frustration today when asked about his demotion to Triple-A Pawtucket. The rookie shortstop, sent down to make a spot for Stephen Drew despite starting strong with a .450 batting average and reliable play in the field, said all the right things when asked about the move. “At the end of the day, it’s a business,” Iglesias said. “You do what you need to do and just try to get better. I’ll put myself in the best positions possible the next time I get a chance to play in the big leagues so I will be better than the first time.” Asked how long he expects to be in Pawtucket, Iglesias shrugged and vowed only to do his best to improve. “Who knows?" he said. "I just came here. I’m going to take extra (batting practice). I’m going to work my (butt) off every single day and, like I said, I can’t control those things. I will just try to be a better player and be in the best position possible to help this team win some ballgames.” David Ortiz offered some advice that appears to have resonated with Iglesias. “Iggy’s like a son to me. Man, I’m old,” Ortiz joked. “I always talk to him and I always tell him that’s how the game goes sometimes. The situation’s going to happen, they’re going to make a move. You’ve got to just come down and keep working hard. You’ve got to come down here and bust your tail."
Jose Iglesias on demotion to Pawtucket: 'I'm going to work my (butt) off every single day'
Boston Herald | Apr 11