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Raisel Iglesias | Relief Pitcher | #26

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 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. Sep 20 - 3:59 PM

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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.
Sep 15 - 10:59 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.
Aug 24 - 10:11 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.
Aug 15 - 11:27 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.
Aug 4 - 9:47 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.
Jul 30 - 4:48 PM

Raisel Iglesias tallied his 17th save of the season Sunday afternoon against the Marlins.

Iglesias worked both the eighth and ninth in this one, and he allowed just one baserunner among the seven batters he faced. The 27-year-old right-hander holds an outstanding 1.46 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 59/17 K/BB ratio in 49 1/3 innings this season for Cincinnati.
Jul 23 - 4:23 PM

Raisel Iglesias earned his 16th save of the year Sunday as the Reds topped the Diamondbacks.

Iglesias struck out two of the three batters he faced in a perfect 12-pitch bottom of the ninth inning at Arizona's Chase Field. He owns a 1.69 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and 52/16 K/BB ratio in 42 2/3 innings this season as Cincinnati's primary closer. There is talk of Iglesias being traded ahead of the July 31 deadline, but it will probably take a huge package to pluck him away from the Reds.
Jul 9 - 7:18 PM

Raisel Iglesias struck out four but allowed a run over two innings in a non-save opportunity Thursday in Colorado.

Iglesias was already warming when the Reds pinch-hit for Michael Lorenzen in the top of the eighth, so they elected to go ahead and throw their closer out there even after they pushed their lead to 6-2. He didn't look super sharp in the bottom of the eighth but disposed of the Rockies quickly in the ninth. Iglesias is rumored to be drawing interest from the Nationals.
Jul 6 - 6:35 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports the Nationals are showing interest in Reds closer Raisel Iglesias.

Washington has been connected to just about every late-inning reliever on every non-contending team. Iglesias is under contractual control with Cincinnati through 2021, at some fairly reasonable rates, but the rebuilding Reds could opt to capitalize on his sensational first half and try to get some prospects at the trade deadline. Iglesias, 27, is sitting on a 1.59 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 46/16 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings and he is 15-for-16 in save opportunities.
Jul 6 - 11:40 AM

Raisel Iglesias got the final four outs of the ballgame to nail down a save against the Cubs on Saturday.

He was called upon to squelch a rally in the eighth inning. He entered the game with two outs and two runners on base in a 5-3 game. He coaxed a ground-out from pinch-hitter Ben Zobrist to end the threat. Iglesias induced three more ground-outs in the ninth inning and was rewarded with his 15th save of the campaign. He owns a cool 1.59 ERA with 46 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings.
Jul 1 - 7:43 PM

Raisel Iglesias worked around a couple of base hits in the ninth inning to earn a save in Wednesday's 4-3 defeat of the Brewers.

He allowed two singles to put runners on first and third with one out. The game ended in bizarre fashion on a strike-em-out, throw-em-out double play. The Brewers attempted a double steal with Jonathan Villar on third base and catcher Stephen Vogt on first base. Jesus Aguilar struck out on the pitch and Vogt was tagged out at second base before Villar touched the plate. Game over. Iglesias has 14 saves with a 1.64 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings.
Jun 28 - 11:24 PM

Raisel Iglesias worked a perfect ninth inning on Tuesday, protecting a two-run lead to earn his 13th save of the season.

Iglesias has excelled in his transition to the bullpen and has built considerable job security as the club's primary closer. He owns an impressive 1.69 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 45/16 K/BB ratio across 37 1/3 innings on the season while successfully converting 13 of his first 14 save chances.
Jun 27 - 11:42 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price acknowledged Thursday that Raisel Iglesias is the team's primary closer.

That's been made evident by the usage. Iglesias has finished 21 games out of his 25 appearances this season and he is 11-for-11 in save opportunities. There was talk this spring about the Reds taking a more flexible approach to the ninth inning, but Iglesias has been the guy there for the most part. "He's our closer when he's available, and unless we get into a situation like we have a few times with [Michael Lorenzen] where I've used him for two or three innings to kind of try and save the game in the middle," Price said on Thursday. "If Iggy's our freshest arm and I can use him somewhere in the middle innings or middle-late to try to save the game right there, I'll continue to have that option."
Jun 8 - 1:06 PM

Raisel Iglesias pitched two scoreless innings for his sixth save Tuesday against the Yankees.

Iglesias walked two and threw just 18 of his 35 pitches for strikes, but he gave up only one hit, a single. His ERA stands at 0.98. It should be noted that Iglesias probably won't be available Wednesday after this. Michael Lorenzen also pitched two innings tonight, so Drew Storen might get a save chance if one is present Wednesday.
May 9 - 10:40 PM

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Relief Pitcher
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