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 Posted: Fri Mar 24th, 2017 03:12 am
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If this doesn't make Raisel Iglesias invest in a bath mat, nothing will.

The Cincinnati Reds right-hander has been sidelined for a little over a week after complaining of a sore elbow, and it's left his status for Opening Day in some doubt. But as Iglesias revealed Thursday, his injury did not stem from throwing a baseball.

Iglesias told Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer that he was injured taking a fall in the shower three weeks ago. The 27-year-old also said he hurt his hips during the tumble, and received anti-inflammatory shots for soreness in both areas.

"It happens," Iglesias told Buchanan through his interpreter. "I was taking a shower and did a bad move and tried hold with my left, but I couldn't get anything with my right on the opposite. I couldn't get anything. It happens. It's a small shower there."

An MRI on Wednesday revealed only a bone bruise, and no structural damage. While the Reds are optimistic in the long-term, the fact that Iglesias hasn't started throwing again - he's scheduled to begin on Sunday, according to manager Bryan Price - may force him to begin the season on the sidelines.

"The good news is that it doesn't look like it's going to be a huge setback or there are any structural issues at all," Price told the Enquirer's C. Trent Rosecrans on Wednesday. "The negative is that he's going to have four more days off before he begins to throw again and we'll have to see how comfortable we are by Opening Day or maybe before that."

Iglesias was the Reds' Opening Day starter in 2016, but made just five starts before landing on the disabled list for two months and then finishing the season in the bullpen. In 37 total appearances, the Cuban native posted a 2.53 ERA and struck out 83 batters to just 26 walks.