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Bruised left hand keeps Iglesias out of Tigers lineup

Bruised left hand keeps Iglesias out of Tigers lineup

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Bruised left hand keeps Iglesias out of Tigers lineup

DETROIT -- The Tigers averted a potential disaster when shortstop Jose Iglesias sustained only a bruised left hand instead of a fracture from Tom Wilhelmsen's 95-mph fastball Thursday. That doesn't mean they avoided any loss whatsoever.

As expected, the Tigers' lineup Friday didn't include Iglesias, and there's no certainty that he'll be in it Saturday.

"You'd be safe if you just said [he's] day to day," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Friday. "But he's not playing today, so he's day-tomorrow maybe."

Ramon Santiago started in Iglesias' place, making his 14th start of the season at short.

Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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