O’s get their man; sign shortstop Jose Iglesias

The Orioles have gotten their veteran middle infielder, as multiple reports have indicated that the team has signed shortstop Jose Iglesias to a one-year, $2.5 million deal.

The deal includes a 2021 club option that would make the deal worth $6 million over two years.

Iglesias, 30, slashed .288/.318/.407 with 11 home runs and 59 RBI in 146 games played with the Cincinnati Reds last season.

In Iglesias, the Orioles have found their veteran glove-first middle infielder that they have been searching for all offseason.

Iglesias will fill in the spot of recently departed Jonathan Villar and also being a veteran presence to a young club.

The former All-Star also provides the club with a possible trade chip at the July deadline.

To make room for Iglesias on the 40-man roster, the Orioles have designated RHP Eric Hanhold for assignment.

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