Shaughnessy on Gresh & Zo: Teammates Like Lackey, But Sox Should Trade Him

March 27, 2012 12:00 AM
Shaughnessy on Gresh & Zo: Teammates Like Lackey, But Sox Should Trade Him
" BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox sent shortstop Jose Iglesias down to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, a move to get the 22-year-old some more grooming and consistent at-bats in the minors.

While the move does not surprise people, manager Bobby Valentines’ reaction to it has. The Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Gresh & Zolak Tuesday morning, and said it sounds like Bobby V has done a little backtracking on his stance with Iglesias.

“What surprised me was Bobby really sounding on board with this. We’ve drummed up tension and speculation that he wanted the kid and Cherington wanted Aviles and to put the kid back for seasoning. With Bobby, he is either really lying his ass off or he’s convinced the kid’s not ready,” said Shaughnessy. He was asked about the great range of Iglesias and said he didn’t see it, and his bat needed to get ready. He was really kind of hard on him.”

“He was very definitive,” added Shaughnessy "

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