Iglesias poised for breakout season

Family, baseball career falling into place for young PawSox shortstop

Updated: April 6, 2011, 12:02 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- Red Sox prospect Jose Iglesias has accomplished more than most 21-year-olds could handle.

He defected from Cuba as a teenager. He became a multimillionaire when the Red Sox signed him to a four-year deal worth $8.25 million, including a $6 million signing bonus, as an international free agent on Sept. 8, 2009. He dealt with a broken hand, but successfully completed his first season of pro ball at Double-A Portland in 2010. Now, he's set to make his Triple-A debut on ...

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