Cincinnati– The Cincinnati Reds announced Thursday that they have placed starting pitcher Tony Cingrani on the 15 day disabled list with what they are calling shoulder tendinitis.
With Cingrani on the disabled list the Reds have called up reliever Curtis Partch to fill the empty roster spot by Cingrani. The Reds have multiple off days over the next three weeks that will ensure that they will not need a fifth starter over that time.
While the Reds believed that Cingrani needed 15 days of rest the young pitcher did not think that. “It’s their call… They want to be cautious” a skeptical Cingrani told the Cincinnati Enquire on Thursday. At this point in the season it is better to be safe than sorry.
Cingrani has started the 2014 season rather respectably, not a Johnny Cueto or Alfredo Simon start but still a respectable start. In six starts this season Cingrani sits with a 3.34 ERA at the end of April and a record sitting at 2-2.
Last season Cingrani experienced the same sort of issue in May. The pitcher had shoulder soreness then as well, that time though he did not go to the 15 day disabled list. That is likely the reasoning behind Cingrani’s skepticism about going on the disabled list this time.
Cingrani will likely make a rehab start in either Louisville or Dayton more than likely Dayton so he can face a better selection of hitters in the process.
In the meantime Curtis Partch will be pitching out of the bullpen for the Reds. Partch has had a roller coaster experience while up with the big club, it will be interesting to see how he fares this time around.