“I think [Iglesias’ signing is] going to be good for him and his development, in that we've got a veteran, primary shortstop now that can spell Richie, can help teach Richie how to play shortstop at the major league level, but it will allow him to be where he needs to be, to play when he needs to play, to get the at-bats when and where he needs to get them for his personal development sake and not for making sure the team has a shortstop out there,” Elias said. “Last year, when you take a guy straight out of Double-A in the Rule 5 draft and stick him in the American League East, it's not exactly the smoothest development curve, and Richie did great. Kept his head above water. He played great defense for us, showed his tools, but this will allow him to get back on a more natural development track, take some of the pressure off of us relying on him to play shortstop and then give him somebody to look up to and, in many cases I think this year, play next to. It'll probably be a good thing overall for him."