Cingrani surprised by DL move

Reds lefty starter Tony Cingrani was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with mild shoulder tendinitis. Right-handed reliever Curtis Partch was recalled from Triple-A Louisville.

I will have a more detailed story on MLB.com/Reds.com with Bryan Price’s thoughts … but Cingrani was surprised by the roster move and wasn’t pleased about it.

“I am fine right now. It’s just a little tendinitis or something. I’d keep throwing but it’s their call,” Cingrani said. “I don’t agree with it. But that’s what they want to do because they don’t want me to injure myself. So I understand. I think I can keep throwing and be fine. They’re exercising caution.”

Cingrani lasted only four innings while throwing 79 pitches in Wednesday’s 9-4 loss to the Cubs. He admitted after the game to feeling fatigued but wanted to keep pitching. On Thursday, he noted that he wasn’t fully right lately on the mound, however.

“You guys could see what’s going on. I’m not myself,” Cingrani said. “You could see that every time I go out there.”

The Reds will go with a four-man rotation. Because of three off days in eight days upcoming, they don’t need Cingrani’s rotation spot until May 17 at Philadelphia. Partch will give the bullpen eight pitchers.

6 Comments

As I said earlier we are going to miss Arroyo’s 200 innings a great deal before the season is over.

Yes indeed.

Arroyo has 24 innings pitched and a 7.77 E.R.A. this year. I’m not missing that!

Bronson has a tendency to start out slowly.

Amen. Bronson is a junk ball pitcher and he never had “lightening stuff” , even in his youth. Now that he is a codger well… let’s just say he should be the batting practice pitcher. I liked him though and he was a good innings eater but whenever that guy pitched you just never knew if the devil or an angel was going to show up on the mound.

I like Arroyo and thought he was and is a great pitcher. For the money I am willing to see what the youth can do. The reds have a lot of pitching in the minors. Just not a lot of bats, so you have to let the youth come up at some point. I think the Reds have made very good decisions on their pitching staff and continue to do it. It will be very interesting to see who they let go after next years group of free agents. Cant sign them all unless you plan to trade some of that young pitchin for a young batter.

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