Raisel Iglesias Celebrity Life
Born on 4th January 1990, Raisel Iglesias is a professional baseball player from Cuba. The pitcher plays for Major Baseball League's Cincinnati at present. The player began his professional baseball career in Major League Baseball after he signed a deal on 27th June 2014 with the organization Cincinnati Reds. He played his debut game the season following his training season.
He has been playing for the Cincinnati Reds' senior team along with other famous baseball players such as Matt Kemp and Joey Votto who have had the distinction of being the team's highest earners.
It has been reported that Raisel Iglesias earns approximately 8,041,667 USD as his annual income as a pitcher from his organization Cincinnati Reds. Also, Iglesias is supposed to have a net worth of more than 20 million USD according to an estimate. The player reportedly entered into a contract with the Reds on 21st November 2018 for three years worth 24,1 million USD.
Apart from this, the contract also includes the clause of the amount being an assured sum. However, this is not all that Iglesias earns. Along with his earnings from sports, his personal assets are his house and cars. He also earns an attractive amount as endorsement fees from his different sponsorships.
In his personal life, though Iglesias is not married formally, he has a steady girlfriend. The duo has 2 sons together. The well-known Major League Baseball star has a weight of about 75 kg and a height of 6 feet and 2 inches. Iglesias is not only a renowned baseball player, but he also has an attractive persona.
Raisel Iglesias has played in the National Series of Cuba where he was a member of Isla de la Juventud. he has also represented the national basketball team of his home country. The player appeared in the World Port Tournament of 2013 and the World Baseball Classic of 2013. Iglesias made an attempt to defect from his home country in September 2013. He was in hiding in the Isla de la Juventud mountains to go unnoticed. However, the authorities caught him and the player was detained.
However, just 2 months later, he could defect from Cuba successfully. In December 2013, Iglesias set up his residence in Haiti and held a tryout in Mexico and entered into a contract with the Reds on 27th June 2014. The organization added him formally to their roster of 40-man after he came to America on 12th August the same year.
When the spring training was held in 2015, his team evaluated the player to play as a starting pitcher. Iglesias began his season in the Opening Day starting rotation of the Reds and played his debut game of the major league on 12th April. He had a few stints of being included on the list of disabled players and could play only 18 games with 16 of them being starts.
The nest year right after the season began in the rotation, he was shifted to the bullpen. The player served as a closer, as well as, a setup man and finished with 6 savers in thirty-seven games. His season of 2019 stared as the closer for the Reds.
The player has a projectable frame of 6 feet and 2 inches and is extremely competitive while playing. He is most suitable for pitching late and can play as a reliever and a starter. The immensely talented and versatile right-handed player is said to have a very high potential in the sports. The 29-year-old player weighs around 188 lbs or 85.27 kg. The active player has not attended any college though.
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