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Angels unload closer Raisel Iglesias and $51 million of his contract

The Angels traded closer Raisel Iglesias to the Atlanta Braves before the MLB trade deadline on Tuesday, with the Braves reportedly taking on about $51 million that he is still owed over the remainder of his four-year, $58 million contract.

The Angels received journeyman right-hander Jesse Chavez and left-hander Tucker Davidson in exchange for Iglesias. Davidson, 26, has a career 5.11 ERA in 37 major league innings over the past three years, starting eight times in nine games. Chavez, 38, returns for his second tour with the Angels. He has a 2.66 ERA working out of the bullpen this season, and a career 4.36 ERA in parts of 15 years.

Iglesias, 32, has a 4.04 ERA this season, including a few notable blowups. He has 16 saves.

It is unclear who will close games for the Angels now.

The Angels swung a pair of deals with the Philadelphia Phillies earlier on Tuesday, sending right-hander Noah Syndergaard to the Phillies in exchange for former No. 1 overall pick Mickey Moniak and minor league outfielder Jadiel Sanchez, and shipping outfielder Brandon Marsh to the Phillies in exchange for catcher Logan O’Hoppe, who was one of the Phillies’ top prospects.

More to come on this story.

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