Tigers Trade OF Avisail Garcia to White Sox, Get SS Jose Iglesias from Red Sox

Posted at 11:57 PM, Jul 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-31 00:16:49-04

DETROIT — Dave Dombrowski may be a pathological liar, but that might not be a bad thing.

Just hours after holding a press conference to announce that he was basically done making moves prior to the trade deadline, the Tigers President and General Manager has traded one of his best prospects for a highly touted defensive shortstop.

The Tigers have traded outfielder Avisail Garcia to the Chicago White Sox and acquired shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox as part of a three-team trade. White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy is heading to the Red Sox as part of the deal.

“We are excited to be adding a quality player to our middle infield,’ said Dombrowski. “He is a young player that will provide a lot of depth and has had success playing a variety of roles in the infield.”

Iglesias is a 23-year old slick fielding shortstop that was hitting .330 in 62 games for the Boston Red Sox this season. He could be a replacement at shortstop for Jhonny Peralta who is expected to be suspended by Major League Baseball for his connection to the Biogenesis-PED scandal.

Garcia had been a part of the Tigers organization since 2008. The 22-year old outfielder hit .241 with two home runs and 10 RBIs in 30 games for the Tigers this season. He hit .382 with a .963 OPS in 32 games for Triple-A Toledo.