Tony Cingrani P CIN 4 weeks ago

Cingrani (shoulder) will be stretched out on his rehab assignment and could ultimately start again this season.

It's not hard to envision Cingrani displacing Josh Smith or even Michael Lorenzen when he returns. "We're trying to get him stretched out so he can fill multiple roles," Reds manager Bryan Price said on Saturday. "He has more value to us the longer he can pitch, the more innings he can pitch. He was really limited to being anywhere from a situational left-hander to a two-inning guy. The fact we have so many young guys in our rotation and we've used our bullpen quite a bit, his value will be more if he can give us more innings than less, so we're going to get him stretched out a little more than his standard two innings."

Tony Cingrani P CIN 1 month ago

Cingrani (shoulder) is scheduled to embark on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville on Saturday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Cingrani has been progressing well in his recovery from a strained left shoulder, and he'll continue to ramp up his activity this week before heading to Louisville over the weekend. It's unclear how many rehab appearances he'll require, and the Reds are yet to announce a target return date.

Tony Cingrani P CIN 1 month ago

Cingrani (shoulder) has been making good progress in his rehab.

"It's going great. More good news," manager Bryan Price said. "He's on a regular throwing program. I believe he'll get off the mound after we get back off the road. He's had zero setbacks. His arm feels great. He's been throwing. He initiated throwing right there at the end of the last homestand. He's back to about 105 feet and having no ill-effects from throwing."

Tony Cingrani P CIN 2 months ago

Cingrani was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a strained left shoulder.

Cingrani allowed two hits and an earned run in his last outing, which may have been related to his shoulder issue. The club recalled Pedro Villarreal to take his spot in the bullpen, but Cingrani should retake a spot when healthy.

Tony Cingrani P CIN 2 months ago

Cingrani struck out the side in the eighth inning Sunday in the Reds' win over the Nats.

Cingrani lowered his ERA to 2.66 with the outing, and avoided the control problems that have plagued him intermittently this season - he had walked three and hit another on Friday night. Cingrani has essentially taken over the set-up duties for the Reds, as sparse as they have been prior to this weekend's sweep of the Nats.

Tony Cingrani P CIN 3 months ago

Cingrani earned a hold Saturday, retiring all four batters he faced, striking out three.

After seemingly entering the Witness Protection Program earlier this year, Cingrani has pitched four times in the last seven days, allowing one run over 5.1 innings, with six strikeouts and two walks. This was his first hold, and he may keep getting looks in similar situations going forward.

Tony Cingrani P CIN 3 months ago

Cingrani pitched two innings in relief Sunday, retiring all six batters he faced, two by strikeout.

Perhaps this outing will encourage manager Bryan Price to use him more often, and in more important situations.

Tony Cingrani P CIN 3 months ago

Cingrani once again wasn't used in Friday's loss to the Cubs, despite the game going 11 innings.

Cingrani last pitched on April 14, and he's thrown 3.1 innings all season. At this point, the organization and Cingrani would both be far better served to have him pitching as a starter in Triple-A so that he can get a better feel for his secondary pitches instead of rotting on the vine on the bench.

Tony Cingrani P CIN 4 months ago

Cingrani struggled Tuesday against the Cubs, allowing a single to Anthony Rizzo and a four-pitch walk to Jorge Soler before striking out Chris Coghlan to close out the eighth innnig.

Cingrani came on in the eighth only after Kevin Gregg gave up a two-run homer with two outs. The Reds are still searching for an eighth inning option, but Cingrani will have to do better if he's going to be part of the solution.

Tony Cingrani P CIN 5 months ago

The Reds are moving Cingrani to the bullpen, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

While Cingrani has been able to stay healthy this spring after dealing with shoulder issues last season, his move to the bullpen is seemingly a permanent decision based on his lack of secondary offerings. It would hardly be surprising to see Cingrani thrive as a reliever, and he may be considered as an option to close down the road if the Reds part ways with Aroldis Chapman.