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Reds remain without plan for Cuban pitcher Raisel Iglesias
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(6:35 pm ET) Reds pitcher Raisel Iglesias is still in limbo as the final week of spring training looms, reports MLB.com. Iglesias may make the pitching staff as a bullpen arm or be sent down to the minors for some extra work, but manager Bryan Price won't say just yet.
"I imagine he might be a little of both this year, and where he does it, I just don't know yet," Price said on Saturday. "We'd be hard pressed to throw him out there for 30-plus starts at any level and think we're going to be able to control his innings to a level we're comfortable with."
Iglesias has made three starts this spring with three other appearances out of the bullpen.
"He needed to be more effective with the location of his fastball," Price said. "That's something we did see in the [Arizona Fall League] and instructional league, better command of the fastball in the strike zone. We know it's in there. But his fastball command hasn't been as good as we have seen in the past. We're working on helping him improve."
Reds pitcher Raisel Iglesias strikes out four in outing Saturday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/21/15) Reds pitcher Raisel Iglesias went three innings Saturday against the Athletics, recording four strikeouts with three runs on five hits. Iglesias surrendered a three-run home run in the first inning, where manager Bryan Price thought his pitches were pretty flat, according to MLB.com.
"Mechanically, he was breaking down and throwing just a lot of flat pitches and they put some really good swings on them in the first inning. Certainly to his credit, Jeff [Pico, the pitching coach] talked to him with Brayan Pena about getting taller in his delivery and creating a little bit more downward plane with his pitches. He pitched better the last two innings, especially the last inning. He made some strides. Next time out, we expect him to be better from the very beginning."
DeSclafani, Marquis, Iglesias join Cueto, Leake in Reds rotation
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/18/15) Reds starting pitchers Anthony DeSclafani, Jason Marquis and Raisel Iglesias have secured spots in the rotation to begin the season, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. They join Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake.
Homer Bailey is still recovering from September elbow surgery and will start the season on the disabled list. Paul Maholm, who was also competing for a spot in the rotation, has been told he will now compete for a spot in the bullpen.
"I think we have a pretty good idea of where we're headed," manager Bryan Price said, per MLB.com. "That being said, we still have 2 1/2 weeks of spring training games to go to make sure, No. 1, that we're healthy, and No. 2, that how we feel now remains the same."
Six pitchers vying for last two spots in Reds' rotation
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/9/15) Six pitchers are competing for the fourth and fifth spots in the Reds rotation, and a week into spring training games, the races are still too close to call.
The half dozen pitchers have combined to give up one earned run so far this spring.
Lefthander Tony Cingrani hit 94 MPH with his fastball, showing that last season's shoulder trouble is behind him.
Righthander Anthony DeSclafani gave up an unearned run in his first start. "I felt like everything was working," he said.
Manager Bryan Price declared Cingrani and DeScalfani the early favorites.RHP Jason Marquis has thrown five hitless innings to work his way into the mix. RHP Raisel Iglesias and LHPs David Holmberg and Paul Maholm have also been effective.
"At this point in time, we've got a great list," Price said to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. "It would be a very difficult challenge to feel like we've got it right if we had to make our team today because so many of these guys are performing at such a high level."
|2014 summary: The Reds signed Cuban pitcher Raisel Iglesias to seven-year deal worth nearly $27 million last June. The righty pitched briefly in the instructional league before working as a reliever in the Arizona Fall League.|
Playing time status: Iglesias got off to a hot start this spring, which is all the Reds needed to see. They announced in mid-March that he's in their starting rotation to begin 2015, beating out Tony Cingrani, among others, for the job. Whether he keeps it after Homer Bailey returns from elbow surgery a few weeks into the year remains to be seen. For what it's worth, he didn't have much starting experience even in Cuba, making 58 of his 63 appearances in relief.
2015 outlook: It's never easy to know how a pitcher's stats will translate from another country, and especially with Iglesias' limited track record as a starter, his chances for success are hard to gauge. The Reds do seem to like his potential, though, making him worth a late-round gamble in Fantasy, especially given his strong performances in both the Arizona Fall League and the Cactus League.
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