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RHP Raisel Iglesias signs with Reds

Updated: June 27, 2014, 10:14 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Cincinnati Reds are hoping for more success with a Cuban pitcher.

The team signed right-hander Raisel Iglesias to a seven-year contract Friday. Several media outlets reported the deal is worth $27 million.

The 24-year-old Iglesias will join the Reds organization once his visa problems are resolved.

Iglesias defected from Cuba in November, two months after a failed attempt in Mexico. He held a workout in Haiti for major league scouts.

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