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.