Jose Iglesias makes unreal catch on David Ortiz pop-up

This is absurdity at its finest. In the top of the third inning of Wednesday's ALCS Game 5 between the Tigers and Red Sox, David Ortiz hit a pop-up into shallow left center field. Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, playing on the right side of second base because of the shift on Ortiz, tracked the ball and somehow swiped his glove to make the ridiculous catch, keeping Ortiz off base. If Iglesias is in his normal positioning, this is a routine play. But with him essentially playing in the second baseman's position with the pull-happy shift on Ortiz, this is just absurd. This guy is probably the best defensive shortstop in the AL, and second to only Andrelton Simmons in all of baseball.

[GIF credit to Josh Gold-Smith of The Score]

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