Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said Thursday of Raisel Iglesias that the club is "going to keep him as reliever right now."
Reds optioned RHP Raisel Iglesias to the Gulf Coast League Reds.
Reds signed RHP Raisel Iglesias to a seven-year, $27 million contract.
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Reds are "close" to signing Cuban reliever Raicel Iglesias.
Ben Badler of Baseball America was told by a Reds official Monday that the team does not have a deal in place with Cuban right-hander Raicel Iglesias.
According to Max Wildstein of Call to the Pen, Cuban right-hander Raicel Iglesias is nearing a deal with the Reds worth $15 million over five or six years.
Cuban right-hander Raicel Iglesias will have a showcase for major league teams in Haiti on Friday.
Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports that the Giants will have representatives on hand to see Cuban right-handers Raicel Iglesias and Odrisamer Despaigne during their showcase in Mexico.
Cuban right-hander Raicel Iglesias has successfully defected from his country and is currently in Mexico.