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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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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. Jul 19 - 11:02 PM

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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.
Jun 13 - 11:14 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.
Jun 10 - 10:32 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.
Jun 7 - 11:17 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.
May 28 - 9:55 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.
May 15 - 5:40 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.
May 9 - 10:01 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.
Apr 20 - 4:10 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

Reds optioned LHP Tony Cingrani to Triple-A Louisville.

Cingrani was recalled as the team's 26th man for Wednesday's doubleheader, and he was returned to Triple-A after allowing five runs over 2 2/3 innings in the nightcap. It likely won't be a long stay for the southpaw, however, as the trade deadline could see the Reds free up a spot or two in their rotation.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 10:24:00 PM

Tony Cingrani lasted only 2 2/3 innings, surrendering five runs in a no-decision as the Reds fell to the Cubs on Wednesday.

Cingrani was making his first start of the season after being stretched out, and it didn't go well. All five runs came in the third inning, when the Cubs used a single, a walk, a hit batsman, and two doubles to plate five runs. The lefty, overall, allowed six hits and two walks while striking out three. Cingrani sports a lackluster 4.85 ERA with a 1.62 WHIP and a 29/19 K/BB ratio over 26 innings.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 10:11:00 PM

Tony Cingrani (shoulder) will make his first start of the season on Wednesday versus the Cubs.

All 24 of Cingrani's appearances this season have come in relief, but the Reds decided to stretch him out on his rehab assignment and he responded with 12 shutout innings. The lefty threw 93 pitches in his last rehab start, so he shouldn't be too limited from a pinch count perspective. With Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake expected to be traded soon, Cingrani should be given the chance to stick in the rotation for the rest of the season as long as he's healthy. He's worth a look in deeper leagues.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 05:53:00 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Friday that Tony Cingrani (shoulder) is "under consideration" to start next Wednesday versus the Cubs.

Cingrani has tossed nine shutout innings while striking out 12 during three rehab starts. He'll take the ball again on Friday for Triple-A Louisville and that could be a final tuneup before he joins the big club's rotation. Cingrani will have a chance to stick in the rotation for the remainder of the season if he pitches well and is worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 05:15:00 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said moving Tony Cingrani (shoulder) into the starting rotation is a "possibility."

Cincinnati plans to stretch Cingrani out in the minor leagues while he rehabs his injured shoulder. Cingrani went 2-7 with a 4.68 ERA in 11 starts for the Reds last season. The Reds are expected to deal Johnny Cueto before the trade deadline, which would create an opening in the starting rotation.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 05:05:00 PM

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2Ramon Cabrera
3Devin Mesoraco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
2Kyle Waldrop
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
3Jose Peraza
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Brandon Finnegan
4Dan Straily
5Cody Reed
6Tim Adleman
Relief Pitcher
R1Tony Cingrani
2Caleb Cotham
3Blake Wood
4Ross Ohlendorf
5Raisel Iglesias
6Michael Lorenzen
7Keyvius Sampson
8Josh Smith
9Alfredo Simon
10Jumbo Diaz