CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds have traded relief pitcher Raisel Iglesias and cash to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in exchange for another right-handed pitcher and a player to be named later, the team announced Monday.
In return the Reds will receive Noé Ramirez, a six-year MLB veteran who has been with the Angels since 2017.
Iglesias had been used in save situations for the Reds since the 2016 season. He was signed as a free agent by the Reds in 2014 and was originally used as a starting pitcher before the team traded away then-closer Aroldis Chatman in the off-season before the 2016 season.
Iglesias, 30, ends his tenue with the Reds with an 18-32 record, 3.15 ERA, 106 saves, 21 starts, and 253 appearances in relief, according to the team.
Ramirez comes to the Reds coming off a COVID-19 shortened 2020 season with 21 relief appearances, 1-0 record, and 3.00 ERA. In the last two seasons, Ramirez recorded 93 strikeouts and 29 walks in 88 innings pitched.
Ramirez, also 30, was originally drafted in the fourth round of the 2011 MLB draft from Cal State Fullerton. Following two full seasons with the Red Sox in 2015 and 2016, he was claimed off waivers by the Angels.