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Reds place Tony Cingrani on 10-day disabled list

28 Aug 2016: Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tony Cingrani (52) [8826] throws in the seventh inning during the Major League Baseball game between the Reds and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. The Diamondbacks defeated the Reds 11-2. (Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire)
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According to an official statement released by MLB Roster Moves on Friday afternoon, the Cincinnati Reds have placed left-handed relief pitcher Tony Cingrani on the club’s 10-day disabled list. Cingrani has been diagnosed with a strained right oblique muscle.

“We know if that thing really gets exacerbated that there could be a long-term injury,” said Reds’ manager Bryan Price. “Dr. [Tim] Kremchek took a look at Tony and said, ‘Hey, look, this isn’t worth messing with.’ There’s a chance that by the time the 10 days are up, or shortly thereafter, he could potentially be back pitching. It’s a tenuous injury as you know. It’s probably anything from four-to-eight weeks and sometimes worse if you reinjure it during the rehab.”

The last time the veteran southpaw took the mound for the Reds was back on Tuesday during the club’s 9-3 victory over the surging Baltimore Orioles. Over the course of five appearances and 4.2 innings of work in all thus far into the 2017 regular season, the 27-year-old Cingrani currently owns a 1.93 ERA.

“He felt it in his last outing, his last pitch,” the aforementioned Price added. “He said a ball was hit to his left and he finished everything and he was fine. He turned to follow the track of the ball. He went the first day and didn’t think it was a big deal, and it wasn’t a big deal. But the second day, when the soreness hadn’t diminished, he made mention to the training staff today and so that’s when we got Dr. Kremchek involved and kind of come to that conclusion that he should go on the 10-day DL.”

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