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Reds trade closer Raisel Iglesias to Los Angeles Angels for Noé Ramirez

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Posted at 1:22 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 17:31:02-05

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds have traded closer Raisel Iglesias for Los Angeles Angels pitcher Noé Ramirez, the team announced Monday. The Reds will also get another player from the Angels who has not yet been named.

Iglesias, 30, was signed as a free agent by the Reds in June 2014 and was on their Opening Day roster the following season. He had experts buzzing about his pitching style, comparing him to Bronson Arroyo for his ability to attack hitters. In his six years with the Reds, Iglesias went 18-32 with a 3.15 ERA and 106 saves in 21 starts and 253 relief appearances.

Ramirez, 30, has played with the Angels since 2017 and has posted a career ERA of 4.18 in eight starts and 176 relief appearances. Over the last two years, Ramirez recorded 93 strikeouts and 29 walks in 88.2 innings. During the shortened 2020 season, Ramirez went 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 21 relief appearances.