The Detroit Tigers confirmed Wednesday that shortstop Jose Iglesias will not return this season from stress fractures in both shins.
Iglesias has been sidelined since spring training and was not expected to be back this year. An recent examination determined that he's making progress but not enough to consider playing in 2014.
"He is not coming back (this year)," Tigers president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said Wednesday, "as we had anticipated all year long.
"Really, the report on him has not changed at all from spring training. It really was the same report. He was at the three-month time frame and he went in to get tested at that point. Which he did, he went in to see the doctor. The doctor thought he was progressing. The treatments are continuing to come through.
"At this point, by the time he would go back and see them again, which is the middle of August, even if he was cleared at that time, he wouldn't have time to be ready for the season. At this point, the doctor feels he'll be ready for 2015, yes."
The shin problem had bothered Iglesias for more than a year, before his trade last summer from the Boston Red Sox to the Tigers.