10DTony Cingrani
RP CIN
2 weeks ago

Cingrani (oblique) had a scheduled bullpen session pushed back Friday after he had some lingering soreness from a previous throwing session, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Reds were careful to say that Cingrani didn't have a setback, but rather a delay. "He doesn't have any real pain. He has kind of a little bit of achiness in the oblique," manager Bryan Price said. "No setback. Just kind of a part of the rehab." He doesn't have a set return date yet.

10DTony Cingrani
RP CIN
2 weeks ago

Cingrani (oblique) threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, his first such session since going on the DL on April 21, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cingrani might be close to beginning a rehab assignment - the Reds will determine that path shortly. "He threw a 15-pitch bullpen with no restriction," manager Bryan Price said. "The ball came out of his hand good. He didn't have any issues. So he'll progress and throw another bullpen on Friday."

10DTony Cingrani
RP CIN
3 weeks ago

Cingrani (oblique) has started his throwing program, but he's still feeling some soreness and as a result isn't yet throwing from a mound, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cingrani's progress has been purposefully slow given the setbacks other Reds have had while recovering from their oblique injuries. "He is able to maintain his arm strength and range of motion," manager Bryan Price said. "However, not to the point yet where we would clear him to get up on the mound and start throwing [bullpen sessions]. We really want to focus on making sure the soreness is gone."

10DTony Cingrani
RP CIN
4 weeks ago

Cingrani (strained oblique) will begin a throwing program in the next few days, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Reds took extra precautions to make sure that Cingrani did not start throwing too soon and aggravate the injury. "That's one of the reason he didn't start throwing exactly when we anticipated he would be able to, to avoid any chance of that," manager Bryan Price said. "So we're doing everything we can to keep this particular injury from going and getting really sideways on us and being a long rehab."

10DTony Cingrani
RP CIN
1 month ago

Cingrani (oblique) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Reds have yet to make a corresponding move to replace Cingrani, but they were prompt in placing the lefty on the disabled list after Thursday's series finale. Cingrani allowed one hit in a scoreless frame Tuesday but did not appear in the final two games of the series. Wandy Peralta will be one of the Reds' main left-handers out of the bullpen unless they bring up another arm from Triple-A or continue to use Cody Reed as a reliever.

10DTony Cingrani
RP CIN
1 month ago

Cingrani allowed a double and a home run over 0.2 innings during Saturday's win over Milwaukee.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan Braun squared up Cingrani for a double and Eric Thames left the yard with his second bomb of the afternoon, so it wasn't like Cingrani was hit around by slap hitters. Additionally, the run was the first he's allowed of the season. Still, Cingrani appears to be out of the closer competition at this point, and Saturday's appearance was just his fourth of the campaign.

10DTony Cingrani
RP CIN
2 months ago

Cingrani could be part of the early season saves mix, with Raisel Iglesias behind schedule following his shower fall. Entering Sunday's spring training game, Cingrani has a 4.05 ERA over 6.2 innings, with six strikeouts and five walks.

EDGE Analysis

The walk ratio is representative of Cingrani's struggles last season when he did work at the end of the bullpen, as he had a 49:37 K:BB over 63 innings. Sometimes opportunity trumps skills, however, so he remains in the mix for the Reds in their unsettled bullpen.

10DTony Cingrani
RP CIN
3 months ago

Cingrani is working on another pitch to add to his repertoire in 2017, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The southpaw has relied on his mid 90s four-seam fastball heavily throughout his career, throwing it more than 87 percent of the time in 2016. He is working on a breaking pitch in order to mix things up and keep batters guessing. He led the Reds with 17 saves while posting a 4.14 ERA in 65 appearances last season, although he'll likely see fewer save opportunities in 2017 as the Reds are contemplating a four-man closer committee.

10DTony Cingrani
RP CIN
3 months ago

Cingrani could get a few saves in 2017, with the team contemplating a four-man closer committee.

EDGE Analysis

Judging from manager Bryan Price's quote, however, Cingrani is the fourth option, based on the possible game situation. "I would really like to see this particular game plan we have in place work out," Price said on Sunday. "We want to look at the end of the year and we see Storen and Iglesias and Lorenzen, in particular, with some saves. That may mean Cingrani as well, if he's the best guy we have for that situation in the ninth inning."

10DTony Cingrani
RP CIN
4 months ago

Cingrani agreed to a one-year, $1.825 million contract with the Reds on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was one of the worst regular closers in baseball throughout much of the year, posting a 4.14 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and six blown saves. The 27-year-old gave way to Raisel Iglesias more down the stretch, and with Drew Storen now on the team, it's looking like Cingrani may be confined primarily to a setup role to begin 2017.