Cingrani saw his velocity drop in his final inning of the start last night and said he felt fatigued after the game. The Reds called up a reliever to replace him for now, though they will have to make another move when his spot comes back around in the rotation as there doesn’t appear to be a fifth starting option lying in wait in the bullpen.
The starting pitchers currently on the 40-man roster but are in the minor leagues right now would include: RHP Carlos Contreras (AA), RHP Daniel Corcino (AA) and LHP Ismael Guillon (A-). Contreras has been dealing with some slight back issues and Guillon is currently in Low-A, so neither seems like a good bet. Daniel Corcino is on the same schedule as Cingrani is, but he has struggled in Double-A this season. With a lack of options, the Reds may be forced to make a 40-man move to bring up Jeff Francis or Josh Smith from Triple-A Louisville to fill in. Perhaps transferring Trevor Bell to the 60-day DL or looking for someone to try and outright and get through waivers.
No matter what move they make, this is just another injury in line that has done nothing to help the Cincinnati Reds pitching which has now seen seven pitchers hit the disabled list this season.