COBB COUNTY, Ga — The Braves have acquired closer Raisel Iglesias in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels, according to ESPN.
Atlanta will send pitchers Jesse Chavez and Tucker Davidson to the Angels in exchange for Iglesias.
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The Braves have unquestionably improved the back of their bullpen with the acquisition of Iglesias.
Iglesias, 32, has had an up and down season in Los Angeles, with a 4.04 ERA to go along with his 16 saves. However, in his career with the Angels and Cincinnati Reds, Iglesias has been a solid closer, with 156 career saves.
The Cuban Iglesias tied his career high in saves with 34 in 2021.
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Alongside closer Kenley Jansen, Iglesias is another guy on the Atlanta roster who is comfortable pitching late in the game.
Iglesias is under contract through 2025.
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