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Tony Cingrani | Relief Pitcher | #52

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 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

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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

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.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 06:17:00 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.
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 03:25:00 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.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 08:05:00 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.
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 03:31:00 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.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 11:26:00 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.
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 12:41:00 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.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 10:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Kyle Skipworth
4Jordan Pacheco
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
2Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Scott Schebler
2Adam Duvall
3Juan Duran
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Tyler Holt
RF1Jay Bruce
2Yorman Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
S1Homer Bailey
2Anthony DeSclafani
3Raisel Iglesias
4John Lamb
5Alfredo Simon
6Brandon Finnegan
7Michael Lorenzen
8Dan Straily
9Jon Moscot
Relief Pitcher
R1JJ Hoover
2Tony Cingrani
3Caleb Cotham
4Blake Wood
5Ross Ohlendorf
6Drew Hayes
7J.C. Ramirez
8Layne Somsen