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Raisel Iglesias | Relief Pitcher | #26

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 188
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2014 / UDFA / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Raisel Iglesias suffered his first blown save of the season in Tuesday's extra-innings loss to the Braves.
Iglesias wasn't sharp, but this one wasn't all on him. He walked a pair of batters, with the second one forcing in a run to bring the tying run to second base. That runner scored on what was somehow ruled an infield single on a hotshot grounder to Scooter Gennett. It's certainly frustrating for Iglesias owners to miss out on a save here, as he hasn't had many chances this season. Apr 24 - 11:02 PM

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Raisel Iglesias earned his third save of the season Monday in the Reds' 10-4 win over the Braves.

Iglesias entered the game in the top of the eighth inning, when the Braves were still within striking distance. He retired all four batters he faced, including a strikeout of Preston Tucker in the top of the ninth. The 28-year-old closer holds a sharp 0.93 ERA, 0.72 WHIP, and 13 strikeouts through 9 2/3 innings this season.
Apr 23 - 9:57 PM

Raisel Iglesias tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Pirates on Saturday for his second save of the season.

Iglesias gave up a leadoff single to Colin Moran, but he was caught stealing. He retired the final two batters from there. Iglesias has back-to-back scoreless appearances since giving up a run in his season debut. The Reds might not be very good this season, but Iglesias can be a top-10 fantasy closer anyway.
Apr 7 - 10:33 PM

Raisel Iglesias got four outs in a 1-0 game for his first save Monday against the Cubs.

Iglesias came on with two on in the eighth and walked Kris Bryant to load the bases before striking out Anthony Rizzo to end the rally. A perfect ninth followed. Iglesias will probably need Tuesday off after throwing 39 pitches the last two days, potentially creating a save chance for Wandy Peralta or Jared Hughes.
Apr 2 - 6:52 PM

Reds activated RHP Raisel Iglesias from the paternity leave list.

Iglesias missed the Reds' first two regular season games while welcoming a son named Oliver. He'll be available at the back end of the bullpen Sunday versus Washington.
Apr 1 - 12:21 PM

Reds placed RHP Raisel Iglesias on the paternity leave list.

Not the most ideal timing, obviously, but family comes before baseball. Reds manager Bryan Price will probably play the matchups game until Iglesias returns to the team. It should only be a three-day absence.
Mar 29 - 11:25 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the asking price of Raisel Iglesias has caused teams to "give up" on acquiring him this offseason.

Iglesias is 27 and has shown flashes of brilliance in his time with the Reds while saving 28 games for the club last year, so it certainly makes sense that Cincinnati would ask for a substantial package for the right-hander, especially considering his extremely friendly contract. With the Reds unlikely to be anywhere near the playoffs in 2018, we'll see if teams become more active in pursuing Iglesias during the regular season.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 08:26:00 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Twins have inquired with the Reds on the availability of closer Raisel Iglesias.

The Twins are exploring all avenues for upgrades to their bullpen, so reaching out to the Reds is simply doing their due diligence. It would be very surprising if the Reds actually had any interest in dealing the 27-year-old right-hander. He's fresh off of an impressive 2017 season where he posted a 2.49 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 92/27 K/BB ratio across 76 innings of work and is under team control through the 2021 season.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 08:58:00 PM

Raisel Iglesias (illness) allowed a couple runs in a non-save situation in his return to the mound Thursday.

Iglesias didn't pitch for nearly a week because he was under the weather, but he appears to be good to go now. The dynamite closer has allowed runs in back-to-back appearances for just the second time all season.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 08:11:00 AM

Raisel Iglesias felt light-headed while trying to warm up on Tuesday night.

That's why he never made an appearance in the Reds' extra-innings loss to the visiting Cardinals. Iglesias is believed to be dealing with the flu and might also be unavailable for Wednesday's game. Reds manager Bryan Price will likely play the matchups if a save situation should arise.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 03:59:00 PM

Raisel Iglesias allowed one run while getting the last five outs to earn a save versus the Pirates on Friday.

He snuffed out an inherited eighth-inning threat by fanning two batters, then gave up a run in the ninth inning. The good news is he had a three-run lead to work with. He now has 27 saves and only one blown save. He owns a stellar 1.97 ERA with 90 strikeouts in 73 innings.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 10:59:00 PM

Raisel Iglesias worked a scoreless ninth inning Thursday against the Cubs to earn his 24th save of the season.

Iglesias retired the first batter he faced before allowing a one-out single, bringing the tying run to the plate. He got some help from his defense when Jon Jay was thrown out trying to steal second base, and the right-hander then struck out Alex Avila to end the game. He's now got 24 saves in 25 chances and owns a stout 1.85 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 80/24 K/BB ratio in 63 1/3 innings. The 27-year-old is establishing himself as one of the game's premier relievers.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 10:11:00 PM

Raisel Iglesias allowed a run but hung on to convert a five-out save in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.

Iglesias relieved Wandy Peralta with two on and one out in the eighth and escaped that jam after loading the bases. He got into hot water again in the ninth in giving up three singles and a run, but he was able to hold on by striking out the final two batters of the game. Iglesias needed 37 pitches to get through his 1 2/3 innings, so he won't be available Wednesday.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 11:27:00 PM

Raisel Iglesias made things interesting in the ninth inning on Friday, but managed to escape with his 19th save of the season.

Tasked with protecting a one-run advantage, Iglesias allowed a one-out single to Jedd Gyorko and walked Matt Carpenter before battling back to retire Tommy Pham and Paul DeJong to end the game. Iglesias boasts an outstanding 1.84 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 63/21 K/BB ratio across 53 2/3 innings on the year.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 09:47:00 PM

Raisel Iglesias allowed three earned runs in the ninth inning Sunday versus the Marlins.

Cincinnati was up 6-1 when Iglesias entered the game and he let Miami within striking distance by yielding a single to Dee Gordon, a walk to A.J. Ellis, and a three-run homer to Marcell Ozuna. The right-hander would settle in from there to close out the 6-4 victory, but his season ERA jumped from 1.45 to 1.95.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 04:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tucker Barnhart
2Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Scooter Gennett
SS1Jose Peraza
2Phil Gosselin
3Alex Blandino
3B1Eugenio Suarez
2Cliff Pennington
LF1Jesse Winker
2Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Phillip Ervin
RF1Scott Schebler
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Luis Castillo
3Brandon Finnegan
4Sal Romano
5Tyler Mahle
6Anthony DeSclafani
7Rookie Davis
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3David Hernandez
4Amir Garrett
5Jared Hughes
6Wandy Peralta
7Dylan Floro
8Austin Brice
9Jackson Stephens
10Kevin Shackelford