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Tony Cingrani | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Rice
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 8 - 9:33 AM

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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.
Jul 22 - 10:24 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.
Jul 22 - 10:11 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.
Jul 20 - 5:53 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.
Jul 17 - 5:15 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.
Jul 4 - 5:05 PM

Tony Cingrani (shoulder) threw a pair of scoreless innings in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Louisville on Friday.

The 25-year-old southpaw struck out three on the day, while allowing just one walk. He is expected to rejoin the Reds at some point before the All-Star break.
Jul 3 - 6:17 PM

Tony Cingrani (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Friday.

If all goes well, he could be back with the Reds by the All-Star break. The 25-year-old went on the disabled list earlier this month with a strained left shoulder. All 24 of Cingrani's appearances this year have come out of the bullpen.
Jun 29 - 3:25 PM

Tony Cingrani (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program.

It's not clear when he'll be cleared for mound work, but the Reds expect Cingrani back prior to the All-Star break. He's been on the shelf for the last week with a strained left shoulder.
Jun 23 - 8:05 PM

Reds placed LHP Tony Cingrani on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder.

Cingrani has pitched pretty well this season in a long relief role, boasting a 3.47 ERA in 23 1/3 innings. It's not clear how long he might be sidelined. A shoulder strain comes with a large range of severities.
Jun 15 - 3:31 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Saturday that Tony Cingrani's "time has come" and that he'll be used in more high-leverage situations.

Aside from Aroldis Chapman, Cingrani owns the best arm in the Reds bullpen, so it's no surprise to see him ascend to a setup role. He makes for a nice target as a handcuff for Chapman owners who have the roster space available.
Apr 25 - 11:26 AM

Tony Cingrani is being converted into a reliever.

Cingrani has looked pretty good this spring in his bid for a rotation spot, so the decision comes as a surprise. Maybe the Reds feel a lighter workload will keep his shoulder from flaring back up. Raisel Iglesias is now being stretched out as a starter. Cingrani's fantasy value obviously just took a massive hit.
Mar 16 - 12:41 PM

Tony Cingrani delivered a strong effort in his Cactus League debut against the Cubs on Friday, striking out two over two scoreless frames.

Cingrani scattered two hits while walking one on the afternoon. Most importantly, he appears to be fully recovered from the shoulder issues that ended his 2014 season. The 25-year-old southpaw will enter the season was a spot secured in the Reds rotation and he represents a nice bounceback candidate in mixed league drafts.
Mar 6 - 10:37 PM

Tony Cingrani (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Thursday without any issues.

Cingrani's 2014 season ended prematurely due to shoulder issues, but he enters spring training with no limitations. The left-hander is slated to re-enter the Reds' rotation following offseason trades of Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon. Cingrani holds upside but will need to show he can stay healthy before fantasy owners can trust him.
Feb 20 - 11:12 AM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that he doesn't expect Tony Cingrani (shoulder) to return this season.

Cingrani had to be shut down from a throwing program earlier this month after feeling renewed discomfort in his left shoulder. "At this point in time, I'm not anticipating him being back, simply because I don't think he would have enough time to get back and be able to help us in September," Price said.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 07:57:00 PM

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2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
4Ramon Cabrera
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Eugenio Suarez
3Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Ryan LaMarre
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4Brandon Finnegan
5John Lamb
6Michael Lorenzen
7Keyvius Sampson
8Jon Moscot
9Salvatore Romano
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2JJ Hoover
3Jumbo Diaz
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Ryan Mattheus
7Carlos Contreras
8Pedro Villarreal
9Stephen Johnson