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Iglesias declares himself ready for playoffs

Iglesias declares himself ready for playoffs

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DETROIT -- Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, whose bruised left hand that sidelined him for a week still bothered him in the season-ending series in Miami, said he's fine for the playoffs and shouldn't be limited.

"I'm good," Iglesias said.

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Iglesias started all three games against the Marlins, but said after Friday's game that there was some lingering soreness that he would have to work through, especially swinging a bat. He made progress each day after that, though he went 0-for-8 for the series.

"His hand's fine," manager Jim Leyland said. "His hand will not be an issue."

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

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