The Reds have sent starting pitcher Tony Cingrani to the 15-day disabled list (left shoulder tendinitis) and called up reliever Curtis Partch from Louisville (John Fay). Check back here for more details and analysis.
After a brilliant start in his first game of the season, Cingrani has struggled this year, particularly in the first inning.
With an off date Monday, Cingrani’s turn in the rotation won’t come up until Sunday, May 11, against the Colorado Rockies. It also means that if Cingrani can return at the end of the 15 days, he would only miss that one start.
An article in FanGraphs this morning about Cingrani contained speculation ranging from the young left-hander suffering from a “dead arm” to simply needing a better warm up period before his starts.
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