Iglesias not yet ready to run, field ground balls

Iglesias not yet ready to run, field ground balls

Iglesias not yet ready to run, field ground balls

DETROIT -- Jose Iglesias reported more movement in his bruised left hand Sunday. At this point, though, it's slow progress.

"My range of motion is limited," Iglesias said, "but each and every day it feels better."

He isn't close to taking ground balls yet. The next step for him, actually, will be simply running. He was not available to pinch-hit in Saturday night's comeback win, which is why Hernan Perez ran for Alex Avila as the potential game-winning tally in the ninth inning.

Iglesias' return is more a matter of when than if. With just under two weeks until the postseason, his readiness for the playoffs seems to be safe. The question now is how much playing time he can get at short to get his timing back before the regular season ends?

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.