With Iglesias Gone, Who’s On Third?

July 31, 2013 1:21 PM
With Iglesias Gone, Who’s On Third?
" BOSTON (CBS) –  The Red Sox added some rotation depth in acquiring Jake Peavy late Tuesday evening, but left a hole in their infield by shipping out short stop/third baseman Jose Iglesias.

So now we ask the question: who’s on third? And the answer, at least for now, fittingly, is “I don’t know.”

Currently, Brandon Snyder is the only third baseman on the Major League roster. A quick solution will be Brock Holt, who was reportedly promoted Wednesday morning to take Iglesias’ spot on the roster. He is a good short-term solution because he can play third, short and second.

Have confirmed that the Red Sox have called up BrockStar4Lyf to take Iglesias' spot on the roster after the big trade last night.— Jon Wallach ( KenGriffeyRules) July 31, 2013

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Long-term, the Red Sox have two long-term solutions in Will Middlebrooks and premiere prospect Xander Bogaerts.

But Red Sox GM Ben Cherington wouldn’t divulge his long-term plans as far as who would be manning the hot corner after pulling off the Peavy trade, but hinted that whoever it is will likely come from within the organization "

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