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Raisel Iglesias | Relief Pitcher | #26

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2014 / UDFA / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Raisel Iglesias picked up his fifth save of the season Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Iglesias worked two scoreless innings to close out the 2-1 victory at Busch Stadium. He surrendered a leadoff triple to Kolten Wong in the bottom of the ninth but induced two groundouts and a shallow pop-up to stymie that threat. Iglesias has taken over at closer for the Reds with Tony Cingrani hitting some late-season speed bumps. Sep 28 - 11:17 PM

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Raisel Iglesias struck out all three batters he faced Sunday to earn his fourth save.

Iglesias needed just 15 total pitches to carve up Chris Carter, Hernan Perez, and Orlando Arcia. The right-hander has now earned the Reds' last two saves with Tony Cingrani hitting a rough patch. Iglesias carries sneaky fantasy value into the final week.
Sep 25 - 5:30 PM

Raisel Iglesias struck out three while retiring all six batters he faced to earn a save in Monday's win over the Brewers.

Tony Cingrani hadn't pitched since Saturday and had thrown just once in four days, but Bryan Price elected to stick with Iglesias for two innings to close this one out. He's clearly the best reliever in the Reds' bullpen but probably still can't count on more than just the occasional save chance.
Sep 12 - 10:41 PM

Raisel Iglesias worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Marlins on Thursday to earn his second save.

Iglesias struck out one in the frame, needing 10 pitches to finish off the Fish. The save was his second since August 9, but it seems as though the 26-year-old is still behind Tony Cingrani, who was off Thursday after having pitched each of the last two days, in the pecking order for saves. If Cingrani falters or is otherwise unable to close games, though, Iglesias appears to be next in line.
Aug 18 - 11:25 PM

Raisel Iglesias worked a perfect ninth inning against the Cardinals on Tuesday to earn his first save of the season.

Iglesias notched a strikeout while retiring the side in order. Where Reds manager Bryan Price goes from here is still unclear -- Iglesias was ostensibly only working the ninth because de facto closer Tony Cingrani had pitched the past two nights, but Cingrani also imploded in a bad loss to the Cards on Monday, possibly opening the door for a change in roles. Iglesias has certainly pitched well enough to earn a higher-leverage gig, posting a 2.09 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 60/19 K/BB ratio over 56 innings this season.
Aug 10 - 12:32 AM

Raisel Iglesias pitched two perfect innings out of the pen for his fourth hold Monday against the Giants.

Iglesias has been the Reds' best reliever since coming off the disabled list, but the team has continued to use him as a multi-inning guy, suggesting that he won't soon be a threat for saves. He's allowed just one run in 20 1/3 innings over his 10 appearances as a reliever.
Jul 26 - 1:56 AM

Reds activated RHP Raisel Iglesias from the 15-day disabled list.

Iglesias is back after missing almost two months with a shoulder issue. The Reds are trying to protect him, so he's coming back as a reliever. He figures to get eased into things, but it's not hard to imagine him emerging as the team's closer down the line.
Jun 21 - 3:45 PM

Raisel Iglesias is ready to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Pensacola.

Iglesias is coming back from a right shoulder impingement. The 26-year-old earned a 3.49 ERA in five starts before getting hurt, though opponents hit .296 against him during that stretch. Iglesias will join the Reds' bullpen upon his return, which eliminates most of his fantasy appeal.
Jun 9 - 4:51 PM

Raisel Iglesias (shoulder) will be used as a reliever when he's activated from the disabled list.

The upside with Iglesias as a starter is easy to see, but the Reds think his shoulder has a better chance of holding up if he's used in relief. They haven't ruled out him eventually returning to a starting role, but he'll have to show he can stay healthy first. Iglesias is about three weeks away from a return.
Jun 5 - 11:12 AM

Raisel Iglesias (shoulder) is expected to resume throwing off a mound soon.

Iglesias has been throwing on flat ground for a week and is almost ready to try things from the bump again. The right-hander is coming back from an impingement in his right shoulder. He's still obviously a few weeks away from a potential return.
May 22 - 9:17 AM

Raisel Iglesias (shoulder) has resumed his throwing program.

He's been limited to playing catch so far, but it's a start. Iglesias was placed on the disabled list with a shoulder impingement late last month. He says he's pain-free now but the Reds aren't going to rush him back. Tim Adleman is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA since taking over for Iglesias in the starting rotation.
May 14 - 10:38 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that Raisel Iglesias (shoulder) is "completely pain-free."

Iglesias, on the disabled list since April 25 with a right shoulder impingement, will have a checkup with team doctors on Wednesday. "We’re hoping there’s a throwing program that will be set up and he can start here relatively soon," Price told the Cincinnati Enquirer on Tuesday afternoon. Iglesias had a 3.49 ERA and 27/9 K/BB ratio over his first 28 1/3 innings this season for the Reds. It sounds like he could be back by the end of May, but shoulder injuries are usually pretty unpredictable.
May 10 - 6:48 PM

Raisel Iglesias (shoulder) has not resumed throwing yet.

Iglesias was scratched from his start Sunday because of a right shoulder impingement and was placed on the disabled list shortly after. He won't be ready to come off the DL when he first becomes eligible on May 11. Tim Adleman will continue to occupy his place in the starting rotation.
May 5 - 7:02 PM

Reds placed RHP Raisel Iglesias on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 25, with a right shoulder injury.

Iglesias felt a "pinch" in the shoulder while throwing a bullpen session Friday. It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined, but it's noteworthy that he also dealt with fatigue in his shoulder late last season. Tim Adleman is replacing Iglesias in the Reds' rotation.
May 1 - 11:31 AM

Raisel Iglesias (shoulder) has been scratched from Sunday's start against the Pirates.

The Reds weren't taking any chances after Iglesias said he felt a "pinch" in his throwing shoulder on Friday. The Reds will call up Tim Adleman from Triple-A Louisville to start in his place. For now it looks like Iglesias will only have to miss one start, but we wouldn't totally rule out a trip to the disabled list. He's been dealing with shoulder issues on and off since September.
Apr 30 - 11:39 PM

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C1Tucker Barnhart
2Ramon Cabrera
3Rafael Lopez
4Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Tony Renda
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Steve Selsky
3Patrick Kivlehan
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Scott Schebler
2Hernan Iribarren
3Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Brandon Finnegan
4Dan Straily
5Tim Adleman
6Robert Stephenson
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5Raisel Iglesias
6Michael Lorenzen
7Jumbo Diaz
8Alfredo Simon
9Keyvius Sampson
10Wandy Peralta
11Josh Smith
12Cody Reed
13Matt Magill
14Abel de los Santos