The Cincinnati Reds will send right handed pitcher Raisel Iglesias on a rehab assignment on Tuesday. He will join the Louisville Bats, who open a home stand tonight. The weather doesn’t look too good at the moment though with thunderstorms expected in the afternoon and evening for Tuesday with an 80% chance of rain. The chances are even higher for Wednesday. Maybe things will work out and the game will be able to be played.

Iglesias hasn’t pitched since May 30th when he pitched against the Washington Nationals. He’s been dealing with an oblique injury since then, but he’s already thrown off of the mound with the big league club and passed the tests, so the next step is to actually get game action. The Reds hope to have Iglesias back before the All-Star break, but his timetable may mean he returns right after the All-Star break if the Reds want him to get more than one rehab start.

The stint on the disabled list may have been a bit of a blessing in disguise for the Reds and Iglesias. His innings limit was going to cause him to be either shut down or lead to his role being reduced at some point in the second half of the season because of how long he had been out of baseball after leaving Cuba. He’s thrown 46.0 innings this season, so he could probably throw a full workload in the second half of the season and make it through the season without having to be limited in the second half.

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