Iglesias was acquired at the trade deadline last year from the Boston Red Sox and was expected to be out about five months with the stress fractures in both shins.
“We do not plan on having Iglesias back with us this year,” Dombrowski told The Detroit News on Wednesday. “He is progressing as projected. But we do not think he will be ready at any point this season to play.”
CORCORAN: MASH Unit: Building an MLB All-Star team using only injured players Iglesias, 24, batted .303 with three homers and 29 RBI in 109 games last season, finishing second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting.