Thursday March 17, 2011 | 12:54 PM

Shortstop Jose Iglesias, who showcased his obvious talent during an abbreviated season with the Portland Sea Dogs last year, is not likely to return to Hadlock Field.

Iglesias was sent down to the minors Wednesday, and the Red Sox placed him with Triple-A Pawtucket (former Sea Dogs Yamaico Navarro and Luis Exposito were also sent to Pawtucket).

Iglesias, 21, a touted free agent from Cuba, played his first professional season with the Sea Dogs last year. A hand injury limited him to 57 games. He batted .285 and amazed Hadlock fans with his fielding.

The Red Sox sent Iglesias to the Arizona Fall League (.269 in 16 games) to play more games.

During spring training, Igleisas' fielding has reportedly continued to amaze, while he batted .320 in 15 games (8-for-25).


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