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Tony Cingrani | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Rice
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (0) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Tony Cingrani blew his fifth save of the season but picked up his first win on Tuesday versus the Cardinals.

The Cardinals were down 6-1 entering the eighth inning, but the Reds' defense and their bullpen let them down. Cingrani yielded three hits and two runs over 1 1/3 frames, giving up a game-tying, two-run double to Matt Carpenter with one out in the ninth. The southpaw will probably keep getting save chances for now since the Reds are lacking options, but he's obviously not a great fantasy option.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 11:17:00 PM

Tony Cingrani struck out three over a scoreless ninth inning to close out a 7-6 win over the Brewers on Saturday.

The save was Cingrani's fourth of the season and his first in nearly two weeks. It was a reassuring showing from the southpaw, who is the team's closer for lack of a better option. Cingrani owns a 3.32 ERA and 1.38 WHIP with 23 strikeouts in 21 2/3 innings to date.
Sat, May 28, 2016 09:55:00 PM

Tony Cingrani earned his third save of the season Sunday in the Reds' win over the Phillies.

The left-hander was called on in the bottom of the ninth inning, after Drew Hayes loaded the bases and then issued a run-scoring walk to David Lough. Cingrani got Odubel Herrera to ground out and then whiffed Cesar Hernandez, preserving the Reds' 9-4 advantage. It was by far the easiest save of his early tenure as the Reds' de facto closer.
Sun, May 15, 2016 05:40:00 PM

Tony Cingrani recorded his second save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Monday's win over the Pirates.

It wasn't easy. Jung Ho Kang doubled on Cingrani's first pitch of the game before pinch-runner Sean Rodriguez was eventually stranded on third base when David Freese flied out to the warning track to end it. Reds manager Bryan Price has yet to officially name a closer, but Cingrani looks like the best bet right now after notching two saves in his last three appearances.
Mon, May 9, 2016 10:01:00 PM

Tony Cingrani blew a save Wednesday in the Reds' eventual win over the Rockies.

Cingrani was called on in the top of the eighth inning after Blake Wood gave up a leadoff single to DJ LeMahieu and a walk to Trevor Story. The left-hander issued a walk of his own to Carlos Gonzalez before surrendering a run-scoring fielder's choice groundout to Gerardo Parra and a two-run, game-tying double to Ben Paulsen. Cingrani is in the mix for saves in Cincinnati with JJ Hoover getting demoted from the ninth-inning role, but he's a hard guy to trust given his struggles with command.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 04:10:00 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Monday that he's viewing Tony Cingrani as a relief option for 2016.

It's not terribly surprising that the skipper has decided Cingrani is better suited to help out in relief, as the left-hander has had trouble staying healthy and going deep into games as a starter. All but one of Cingrani's 35 appearances for the Reds in 2015 came in relief. He could potentially work his way into some saves in 2016 with Aroldis Chapman expected to be on the move.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 05:39:00 PM

Reds recalled LHP Tony Cingrani from Triple-A Louisville.

Cingrani owns a 4.85 ERA and 29/19 K/BB ratio in 26 innings over 24 relief appearances and one starts with the Reds this season. The southpaw has been in the minors since late July, but he's back to serve as bullpen depth.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 09:33:00 AM

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C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
4Shawn Zarraga
5Rob Brantly
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Tony Renda
3Hernan Iribarren
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Patrick Kivlehan
3Zach Walters
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Desmond Jennings
3Ryan Raburn
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Cody Reed
5Scott Feldman
6Tim Adleman
7Bronson Arroyo
8Robert Stephenson
9Barrett Astin
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Austin Brice
8Ariel Hernandez
9Nefi Ogando
10Louis Coleman
11Lucas Luetge