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Sunday, May 1, 2016

FANTASY BASEBALL INJURY FALLOUT: RAISEL IGLESIAS' SHOULDER GOES BAD

The Cincinnati Reds placed promising power pitcher Raisel Iglesias on the 15-day DL early Sunday due to soreness in his pitching shoulder that cropped up a few days earlier.  The move was backdated to April 25th but now the wait goes on to see how serious the injury is.  As we have said many times in the past, a shoulder injury is a major deal for a pitcher and is worse then an elbow ailment.  Often shoulder injuries crop up again as the season goes along and they do the most damage to a pitcher's fastball in robbing some mph.  That has been the case with Iglesias in terms of the re-occurrence as he came down with soreness towards the end of 2015 and this time around he admitted to feeling a "pinch" which is very concerning.  This of course is a real shame as Iglesias has one of the more promising power arms in the game as he has averaged a strikeout per inning since entering into the Reds rotation midway through 2015.  Count on Iglesias being out longer then the 15 days as the Reds will make it a point to root out any problem in the area before he is allowed back onto a mound.  With the Reds not going anywhere this season, prudence will be the rule of the day. 

 

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