Cingrani for Thursday
The Reds made official that LHP Tony Cingrani will be called up from Triple-A Louisville to start on Thursday vs. the Marlins in Johnny Cueto’s spot. A corresponding 25-man roster move to make room for Cingrani likely won’t be announced until either after Wednesday’s nights game vs. the Phillies, or Thursday morning.
Cingrani was dominant in his three 2013 starts for Louisville: 1-0, 0.00 ERA with 14 1/3 ip, 3 H, 2 BB, 26 K, 1 HBP. His last start on Sunday was cut short after two innings/45 pitches once Cueto was injured and he might be needed. His first start of the year, vs. Toledo, had six hitless innings with 14 strikeouts.
This will be Cingrani’s first big league start but there were three big league relief appearances last season as a September call-up, including one vs. the Marlins on Sept. 15. He pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings with a walk and three strikeouts.