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MLB notebook: Reds ink Cuban pitcher in $27M deal

| Friday, June 27, 2014, 8:06 p.m.

• The Reds signed Cuban defectorRaisel Iglesias, a right-handed pitcher, to a seven-year contract through the 2020 season. The deal is worth $27 million and came with a $5 million signing bonus, reported. “This was really a team effort in getting this deal done, because it was a lengthy process,” general manager Walt Jocketty said. “There were a lot of people involved and a lot of clubs involved.” Iglesias, 24, is listed at 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds. He defected from Cuba in November after a failed try in September.

• The Orioles placed right-hander Bud Norris on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin. Norris has won four straight starts and is 7-5 with a 3.62 ERA. He left Sunday's game at Yankee Stadium after five innings because of discomfort in his groin, and an MRI on Thursday revealed the strain. Baltimore recalled reliever Evan Meek, a former Pirate, from Triple-A Norfolk to fill Norris' spot on the roster.

• A planned vote on a 10-year lease that would keep the Athletics at Oakland Coliseum was put off after representatives from the City of Oakland did not show up for the meeting. The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority was expected to vote on the stadium deal. But four of the authority's eight board members were not present.

• The Phillies placed catcher Carlos Ruiz on the seven-day DL because of concussion-like symptoms before their game against the Braves.

• Mariners outfielderMichael Saunders was activated from the 15-day DL following a brief rehab stint in the minors. He had been on the DL since June 11 with joint inflammation in his right shoulder.

—Wire reports

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