You know, the zoo seems to be a place where pro athletes go with their families just like regular people like you and me. Jose Iglesias’ wife Arlene Iglesias was there with him a week ago, bopping around with their son Jose Jr. They managed to take a pretty blah picture, but they’re all together so I guess it’s not blah to them (the least you could do is situate yourselves in front of the flamingo section, guys). I get the impression that Jose posts stuff to Instagram in order to let his family members in Cuba know what he’s up to.
Jose Iglesias’ wife Arlene Iglesias lives with him in Miami along with their son and Jose’s father Candelario (cool name). She’s had to give him support after his mom got stuck in Cuba, but I’m very curious if there’s policy changes for Cubans going to and from Cuba now that the US has dis-embargoed them and resumed relations. Wouldn’t it follow that travelling should be allowed now? That kind of thing may be up to the Cuban government so I’m not sure. Anyhow, as far as Arlene goes, she’s just another MLB wife ghost. She’s lovely, but she’s nowhere to be found on the ‘ole internet. She moved to Miami from Boston when he was on the Red Sox, but I guess that means Jose just spends a lot of time alone in Detroit? They might fly to Detroit now and then, but that’s kind of brutal when you’ve got a 3 year-old kid.
Jose and Arlene do know the value of their young chap, though. Jose said recently that his son was the most important thing in his life. Jose Jr. gets all his haircuts in the Cuban barbers in the city, as we can see from a picture posted of him a couple weeks ago. I’m guessing Arlene just stays around the house and cooks up some tasty Cuban meals for the boy.