Iglesias gets a rest; he'll start Sunday

Iglesias gets a rest; he'll start Sunday

OAKLAND -- Mike Aviles was back at shortstop for the Red Sox on Saturday while Jose Iglesias got the night off.

The Red Sox will spend a lot of time evaluating Iglesias down the stretch. Thus far, Iglesias is 0-for-12 with no walks since he was promoted Aug. 25.

Known for his defense, Iglesias hasn't gotten much of a chance to display it.

"I haven't seen much of him this year," said manager Bobby Valentine. "He's only been here about 10 days, and interestingly enough, when he plays in the field, he hasn't gotten many balls. His at-bats will hopefully get better."

Is there any reason in particular -- aside from a short sample size -- that Iglesias hasn't reached safely yet?

"He doesn't look very fluid right now," Valentine said. "A little tight maybe."

How much will Iglesias play for the rest of the season?

"He'll play," Valentine said. "He'll get his playing time. He'll probably play [Sunday] -- I anticipate that."