Reds' Raisel Iglesias: Team downplays concern
Judging by manager Bryan Price's comments to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Iglesias (elbow/back) might not miss much time. "He should be OK," Price said. "We're going to do a bit more of a thorough once-over today with both the elbow and back. There's no reason to slow him down completely."
While it's easy to think our initial reaction might be alarmist, it's also premature to send out the all-clear based on these comments. The fact is that he was shut down and was examined on Monday, and he's had issues with his shoulder in the past. The Reds aren't going to use Iglesias as their sole closer, but he's expected to be the most valuable arm in their bullpen. If he misses time, Michael Lorenzen and Drew Storen are the most likely to pitch in high-leverage situations in his place, with Tony Cingrani figuring into the mix as well.