Dodgers southpaw Tony Cingrani will open the season on the injured list, MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports. He’s dealing with shoulder soreness of the same kind that bothered him in 2018.
It isn’t clear at this point just how long Cingrani will be sidelined. The club will shut him down for at least two weeks, over which time he’ll receive medical treatment. Presumably the next steps will be determined at that time.
Entering the offseason, some may have wondered whether Cingrani might be non-tendered. He was limited to 22 2/3 innings of 4.76 ERA pitching in the 2018 season.
The Dodgers obviously saw the upside in his powerful left arm, however, as they gave him a fully guaranteed $2.65MM arbitration contract in his final season of eligibility. Cingrani carried 14.3 K/9 against 2.4 BB/9 last year, generating a career-high 13.8% swinging-strike rate by increasing the usage (to 19.3%) of the slider that has typically taken a back seat to his 94+ mph four-seamer.
Thus far in camp, Gurnick says, Cingrani has shown reduced velocity. That was also the case when he returned late last season. It might have been hoped that a full winter of rest would allow Cingrani to get back to his customary mid-nineties heat, but it seems he’ll require further rehab work before giving it another go.
Jamie Schultz time
Does that come with beer nuts?
Time for Brian Wilson w/o the awesome beard?
Lying in bed, just like Brian Wilson did..
It’s a matter of instinct
It’s a matter of conditioning and a matter of fact
Cingrani is just gonna be one of the first relievers shuffled back in. Jansen/Kelly/Baez/Floro/Alexander/Garcia/Ferguson all look better and they have to make space for Urias and Stripling if one of the starters needs more time to ramp up. We have a DEEP bullpen this year. Hopefully everyone trends up, don’t know who I’d choose for regression.
Let all those bums go and just sign Kimbrel
PUP list, IMO
Ouch. Time to learn the knuckleball.
2002 Dream Team
Please call it the DL not the IL
Why does this matter to you? MLB changed the name to more closely reflect what it actually is; a list of players who are injured
Shouldn’t be a surprise. Look at his history with Reds.
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‘Fully guaranteed’? I thought the contract via arbitration is not guaranteed till the Opening Day. Obviously I’m nitpicking here since it won’t matter much in this case.