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Tony Cingrani | Relief Pitcher | #54

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 214
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Rice
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (0) / CIN
Contract: view contract details
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Dodgers acquired LHP Tony Cingrani from the Reds in exchange for INF/OF Scott Van Slyke and C/INF Hendrik Clementina.
Cingrani has had issue with the home run ball this season, but he boasts a 24/6 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings. He'll give the Dodgers another left relief arm and is under team control through 2019. Jul 31 - 5:05 PM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Reds have traded Tony Cingrani to the Dodgers.

Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer was first to report that Cingrani had been dealt, and Rosenthal provides the landing spot. Scott Van Slyke and a prospect are headed to Cincy, according to Buchanan. Cingrani owns a rough 5.40 ERA in 25 appearances this season, mostly due to issues with the home run ball.
Jul 31 - 4:00 PM

Reds activated LHP Tony Cingrani from the 10-day disabled list.

Cingrani will return to the Reds' bullpen on Tuesday night after missing several weeks with a severe right oblique strain. He had a shiny 1.93 ERA through his first five appearances (4 2/3 innings) before the injury.
Jun 6 - 4:10 PM

Tony Cingrani (oblique) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with Class A Dayton.

Cingrani has been out since April 18 due to a right oblique strain, but he's finally ready to return to game action. He should be ready to rejoin the Reds' bullpen in early June if all goes well. The southpaw had a 1.93 ERA through five appearances prior to the injury.
May 29 - 10:24 AM

Tony Cingrani (oblique) threw a bullpen session Tuesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

"He threw a 15-pitch bullpen with no restriction," manager Bryan Price told MLB.com. "The ball came out of his hand good. He didn't have any issues. So he'll progress and throw another bullpen on Friday." Cingrani has been on the disabled list since April 20 with a right oblique strain. He's on track to return in mid-to-late May.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
May 9 - 7:03 PM

Tony Cingrani (oblique) will resume a throwing program in the next few days.

Cingrani will make a couple rehab appearances before being activated, so it would appear he's still at least a couple weeks away. He posted a 1.93 ERA over his first five appearances this season before going on the disabled list.
May 1 - 6:23 PM

Reds placed LHP Tony Cingrani on 10-day disabled list with an oblique injury.

The move comes seemingly out of nowhere. The Reds have not announced who will occupy his spot on the roster. The left-hander worked as the Reds' closer for a stretch last year but has since transitioned into a setup role ahead of ninth-inning man Raisel Iglesias. Cingrani holds an impressive 1.93 ERA over five outings this season.
Apr 20 - 10:25 PM

Reds and LHP Tony Cingrani avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.825 million contract.

The lefty was arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason. Cingrani held a 4.14 ERA while recording 17 saves for the Reds in 2016 and will enter 2017 in a setup role.
Jan 13 - 1:20 PM

Tony Cingrani walked a pair of batters but hung on to convert his 16th save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

Raisel Iglesias was much more impressive in striking out three in a scoreless seventh and eighth, but Cingrani was able to pitch around a couple free passes to nail down the victory. Iglesias has notched a couple saves this month, but Cingrani still looks like the favorite for saves in Cincy.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 10:02:00 PM

Tony Cingrani set down the side in order to snare his 15th save of the season on Wednesday versus the Marlins.

He is one of the least-reliable closers in baseball but he got the job done tonight. His 3.75 ERA is not too bad but he sports a scary 38/21 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 51 1/3 innings. Pundits expect the left-handed Cingrani to eventually cede the ninth inning to either Raisel Iglesias or Michael Lorenzen.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 11:15:00 PM

Tony Cingrani gave up a hit and a walk but closed out the Marlins on Tuesday to earn his 14th save.

Cingrani gave up a leadoff triple and a one-out walk to bring the tying run to the plate, but he got a double play off the bat of Chris Johnson to end the threat. The save was his first in more than two weeks and his 14th of the season. The southpaw owns a 3.75 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 50 1/3 innings overall.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 10:48:00 PM

Tony Cingrani imploded in a non-save chance Monday, getting charged with five runs on three hits and two walks in a loss to the Cardinals.

Cingrani yielded a leadoff single to Yadier Molina but rebounded to retire the next two hitters. However, the closer then allowed a walk, a hit by pitch, two singles and another walk before being pulled in favor of Ross Ohlendorf. Ohlendorf walked a batter and then hit one with a pitch as the Reds completed the meltdown. Cingrani had been pitching well of late, but this effort pushed his ERA from 3.02 to 3.91.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 12:19:00 AM

Tony Cingrani took his third loss after getting charged with run in the 11th inning Tuesday against the Braves.

Cingrani pitched a scoreless 10th in a tie game, then was sent back out to face a left-hander to start the 11th. Nick Markakis, though, singled against him and later came around to score after Cingrani was removed. It wasn't a save situation, so the loss today probably won't hurt his cause. He's converted his last five save chances, including the only one he's gotten this month.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 11:02:00 PM

Tony Cingrani nailed down his seventh save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Monday's win over the Braves.

Cingrani didn't have any issues in protecting the one-run lead, getting three harmless groundouts against the heart of the Braves' order. The most encouraging thing with Cingrani is that he hasn't walked a batter in his last six appearances.
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 11:14:00 PM

Tony Cingrani allowed a leadoff single in the ninth inning but shut down the Athletics the rest of the way to earn his sixth save of the season on Friday in Cincinnati.

Cingrani allowed a leadoff single to Jake Smolinsky but after a Billy Butler flyout he coaxed Coco Crisp to hit into a game-ending double play. Cingrani appears to have cemented himself into the closer role in the Reds' horrendous bullpen, but only because they literally have nobody else available to challenge him. That could change later in the season when Raisel Iglesias and Michael Lorenzen return from the disabled list. Both former starters are being moved to the bullpen and could eventually steal the closer job from the lefty Cingrani. Cingrani has always walked a ton of batters and this year is no exception. He has a 5.53 BB/9 that means he is usually right on the edge of a meltdown. Cingrani has to be considered the least desirable full-time closer to own in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Jun 10, 2016 10:32:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4O'Koyea Dickson
5Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
4Trayce Thompson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Joc Pederson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Yu Darvish
3Alex Wood
4Rich Hill
5Kenta Maeda
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brock Stewart
9Scott Kazmir
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Tony Watson
4Brandon Morrow
5Luis Avilan
6Grant Dayton
7Tony Cingrani
8Ross Stripling
9Josh Fields
10Edward Paredes
11Josh Ravin
12Walker Buehler
13Adam Liberatore
14Yimi Garcia