COOPERSTOWN, NY (WTVB) - One year after no one was voted in, the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced the election of three players on Wednesday. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas all got in on their first appearance on the ballot. Falling short again was former Tiger right-hander Jack Morris in his 15th and final year on the ballot. Players must receive 75% of the vote of and Morris appeared on just 61.5% of the ballots. Morris will be eligible for the Expansion Era Committee consideration in the fall of 2016.
Meanwhile, the Tigers have signed shortstop Jose Iglesias to a one-year, $1.65 million contract. Detroit acquired the 23-year-old from the Boston Red Sox as part of a three-team trade last July that sent pitcher Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox to Boston. Iglesias hit .259 with two home runs and 10 RBI’s in 46 games during the regular season with the Tigers.