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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Reds' Tony Cingrani activated and will face the Phillies today

By on 5/18/2014 11:15:00 AM

The Cincinnati Reds lost to the Philadelphia Phillies last night by the score of 12-1. The loss evened the weekend series with the Phillies and dropped the Reds to 19-22, third in the National League Central. The Reds will face Cliff Lee in the series finale. Tony Cingrani, who has been on the disabled list with a left shoulder injury, has been activated and will start for the Reds.

Our own Raymond Bureau reported on May 1 that Cincinnati Reds lefty Cingrani left the with the Chicago Cubs on April 30 after four innings with tendonitis in his left shoulder. He was placed on the disabled list after further evaluation.

As reported by Manny Randhawa of, Cingrani now feels ready and looking forward to facing the Phillies today after losing to the Phillies the last time he pitched against them. He allowed three runs on five hits in five innings against the Phillies on May 17 of last season.

Cingrani was drafted by the Reds in 2011 and made three appearances with the Reds in 2012. Last season, he 7-4 with a 2.92 ERA. He allowed only 72 hits in 104 2/3 innings and struck out 120.  In six starts this season, Cingrani is 2-2 with a 3.36 ERA.

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