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Tony Cingrani | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

Tony Cingrani (shoulder) has been shut down from a throwing program after feeling renewed discomfort.

Cingrani has been out since mid-June with a left shoulder impingement. He could receive a platelet-rich plasma injection to help speed up his recovery, but the Reds aren't expected to have him as an option until very late in the season in a best-case scenario. "He'd certainly be a guy we would like to see as a possible a mid-to-late September option," manager Bryan Price said. "But he's so far removed from pitching now. I don't want to say it's unlikely, but things are going to have to happen rather soon in order for him to be a consideration for September."
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 08:47:00 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Monday that Tony Cingrani (shoulder) has restarted his throwing program.

Cingrani landed on the disabled list at Triple-A Louisville in late June due to a left shoulder strain. He's still likely a couple of weeks away from returning to game action.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Tony Cingrani (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing.

Cingrani has been on Triple-A Louisville's disabled list for the last month with a left shoulder impingement. "Other than the strengthening stuff, he hasn't gotten to the point where he's able to start throwing yet," Reds manager Bryan Price said. It's not clear when Cingrani will be allowed to pick up a ball again, but obviously he's not going to be an option for the Reds for a while.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 10:26:00 AM

Tony Cingrani has been placed on Triple-A Louisville's disabled list with a left shoulder strain.

Cingrani also missed time earlier this season with the big club due to a shoulder injury. It's not clear at this point how much time he might miss. He had yet to make an appearance for Louisville after being sent down last week.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 04:53:00 PM

Reds optioned LHP Tony Cingrani to Triple-A Louisville.

Cingrani walked in the winning run in Thursday's loss to the Pirates, which as it turns out was the final straw. The lefty was removed from the Reds' rotation last week and is probably best off staying stretched out in Louisville's rotation.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 03:23:00 PM

Tony Cingrani walked in the winning run in a 4-3 loss to the Pirates in 12 innings on Thursday.

Cingrani allowed a double and a walk to begin the 11th inning, but managed to wiggle out of the jam to keep the Reds alive. However, he gave up a one-out single to Gaby Sanchez in his second inning of work before balking him over to second base and intentionally walking Josh Harrison. He got Jordy Mercer to strike out swinging for the second out, but then hit Clint Barmes with a pitch before walking Russell Martin with the bases loaded to end it. The Reds have decided to keep Cingrani in the bullpen for now, but if he fails to find success, they could opt to keep him stretched out as rotation insurance in Triple-A.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 05:47:00 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Friday that he's unsure whether the team will move Tony Cingrani to the bullpen or send him to Triple-A.

Cingrani, who has been bumped from the rotation to accommodate the return of Mat Latos (elbow), could undoubtedly help the team as a reliever. However, the Reds might decide he's best off staying stretched out in the Triple-A rotation. We'll know their decision on Saturday when Latos is activated.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 05:18:00 PM

Tony Cingrani was tagged for six runs in 4 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Dodgers.

This is going to be Cingrani's last start for a while, as he just hasn't been the same pitcher since going down with shoulder tendinitis last month. The Reds likely were planning to send him to the pen to make room for Mat Latos, but with the way he's struggling, letting him work through his problems in the Triple-A rotation might make more sense.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 12:27:00 AM

Tony Cingrani fell to 2-6, allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings as the Reds were defeated by the Giants 3-2 on Wednesday.

Cingrani was humming along nicely until the sixth inning, when Michael Morse hit a solo home run and Juan Perez hit a two-run homer to give the Giants the lead. Overall, the lefty allowed six hits, walked three, and struck out seven. While Cingrani hasn't been awful this season, he hasn't been reliable, having been able to pitch through six innings in only five of his 10 starts this season. He will take a 4.09 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP into his next start against the Dodgers at home.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 10:38:00 PM

Tony Cingrani surrendered three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits over five innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday.

It was speculated that this start could determine Cingrani's fate in the rotation. If so, it doesn't say much. Cingrani was passable, striking out three and walking two in falling to 2-5 with a 4.01 ERA and 1.46 WHIP. Cingrani or Alfredo Simon will head to the bullpen when Mat Latos (elbow) returns. Cingrani might still be suffering from a sore shoulder that is syphoning off a little velocity, and it wouldn't shock if he were demoted or placed on the disabled list, either. Cingrani is currently scheduled to host the Giants next week.
Fri, May 30, 2014 12:27:00 AM

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C1Devin Mesoraco
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3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
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CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
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Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mike Leake
3Anthony DeSclafani
4Jason Marquis
5Michael Lorenzen
6Raisel Iglesias
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Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Tony Cingrani
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6JJ Hoover
7Pedro Villarreal
8Ryan Mattheus
9Sean Marshall