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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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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

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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

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.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 04:23:00 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.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 07:18:00 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.
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 06:35:00 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.
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 11:40:00 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.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 07:43:00 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.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 11:24:00 PM

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