With three players vying for two spots in the lineup, the hottest hitter -- who in this case is Iglesias -- is hard to ignore.
"Yeah, and I spoke with Will after the game last night," said manager John Farrell. "Just felt like, through competition, Iggy's playing well and I'm not saying [Will isn't]. Last night, Will drives a ball to center field with a good swing. In talking with him, I think he feels like he's starting to see the ball better. And yet we've got that internal competition that we're responding to."
Would there be a point when Iglesias simply becomes a starter and Middlebrooks either becomes a utility player or goes back to the Minors to play more regularly?
"I don't know that we have a date marked on the calendar, that if certain things happen that we got to make a change with that," Farrell said. "We haven't even approached that."
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