Tony Cingrani injury: Reds LHP placed on DL with lower back strain
The Cincinnati Reds have placed Tony Cingrani on the disabled list with a lower back strain and will recall Greg Reynolds to start Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers, the team's assistant director of media relations, Jamie Ramsey, announced.
Cingrani exited Tuesday's start against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth inning after suffering the injury. The southpaw attempted to throw a bullpen session Friday, but only managed 12 pitches before cutting the session short.
Reds manager Dusty Baker discussed the decision with C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, telling the reporter:
Cingrani has made 16 starts for the Reds this season with five appearances out of the bullpen, going 6-3 with a 2.76 ERA. The rookie has fanned 112 batters in 97 2/3 innings, giving him the highest K/9 among NL starters with at least 90 innings pitched.
Reynolds made one start for the Reds earlier this season, allowing five runs on eight hits over five innings against the San Francisco Giants. The right-hander has a career 7.55 ERA over 99 innings.
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