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Angels get Iglesias, trade Ramirez to Reds – MLB.com

ANAHEIM — The Angels crammed a significant want on Monday, buying proper-hander Raisel Iglesias and money from the Reds for proper-hander Noé Ramirez and a participant to be named.
The Angels led the Majors with 14 blown saves in 2020 and non-tendered 5 relievers on Wednesday, together with former nearer Hansel

ANAHEIM — The Angels crammed a significant want on Monday, buying proper-hander Raisel Iglesias and money from the Reds for proper-hander Noé Ramirez and a participant to be named.

The Angels led the Majors with 14 blown saves in 2020 and non-tendered five relievers on Wednesday, together with former nearer Hansel Robles. Iglesias, 30, can step proper in as nearer, as he has a profession 3.15 ERA and 106 saves in six seasons with the Reds.

The appropriate-hander posted a 2.74 ERA with eight saves in 17 appearances (10 save probabilities) in 2020 after recording a profession-excessive 34 saves and a 4.16 ERA in ’19. Iglesias is about to be a free agent after subsequent season. He’s due to make $9.125 million in 2021, which is why Cincinnati is sending cash within the deal.

Ramirez, 30, was a strong reliever for the Angels for 4 seasons, posting a 4.04 ERA, together with a 3.00 mark in 21 innings in 2020. However the membership was in want of a reliever with closing expertise and Iglesias suits the invoice. Iglesias is one in all solely 5 closers with no less than 100 saves during the last 5 years, becoming a member of Edwin Díaz, Kenley Jansen, Brad Hand and Alex Colomé. Ramirez additionally has the fewest blown saves of anybody in that group over that timeframe.

The Angels have struggled to discover a constant nearer in recent times, because the final reliever to attain 25 saves for the membership was Huston Avenue in 2015, when he saved 40 video games. Proprietor Arte Moreno indicated early within the offseason that discovering a more in-depth and reduction assist can be a significant precedence this offseason.

It’s the second vital transfer underneath new normal supervisor Perry Minasian, who acquired shortstop José Iglesias from the Orioles on Wednesday. Coincidentally, Raisiel and José Iglesias have been born a day aside in Cuba in 1990 however usually are not associated.

Rhett Bollinger covers the Angels for MLB.com. He beforehand lined the Twins from 2011-18. Observe him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and Facebook.

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