Watch Jose Iglesias Come out of Nowhere to Rob David Ortiz with Sick Catch

Doug Mead@@Sports_A_HolicCorrespondent IOctober 18, 2013

When the Detroit Tigers acquired shortstop Jose Iglesias from the Boston Red Sox in July, they knew they were getting a slick defender.

On Thursday in the top of the third inning of Game 5 of the ALCS with his former team, Iglesias showed exactly why the Tigers wanted him. 

Positioned on the other side of second base in a patented shift with designated hitter David Ortiz at the plate, Iglesias was certainly not in the right spot to catch a fly ball in short left field.

That's exactly what Iglesias did, flashing both great speed and incredible hand-eye coordination in making the catch after a full sprint of at least 100 feet.

To say that experts and pundits were blown away would be an understatement:

Fans on Twitter chimed in with their thoughts as well:

The Tigers ultimately lost 4-3, but they'll certainly remember this particular play by Iglesias, and they'll be happy he's in Motown for the foreseeable future as well.

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