While the Los Angeles Dodgers lost some members from last season’s bullpen unit, Tony Cingrani was among the holdovers who was expected to fill a key role in 2018. However, like several others, his campaign has been interrupted by injury.
Cingrani was removed from a late-April appearance against the San Francisco Giants due to what was described as ‘dead arm,’ and less than two weeks later was put on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation.
He returned from the DL after the minimum 10 days, but on June 6 again came out of a game because of injury. That instance was because of left shoulder discomfort, and the next day the Dodgers placed Cingrani on the DL with a rotator cuff strain.
Cingrani has since been working through a rehab process but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that is on hold for the foreseeable future, according to Andy McCullough of the L.A. Times:
Tony Cingrani “felt a little something in his [left] shoulder” last week, Roberts said. The team slowed his rehab. “When he gets ramped back up, I really don’t know,” Roberts said.
Cingrani suffering a setback of sorts comes on the heels of Tom Koehler experiencing something similar. He’s yet to throw a pitch during the season because of an anterior capsule strain suffered in Spring Training, and now will be out at least until August.
Meanwhile, Cingrani went 1-2 with a 4.84 ERA, 2.11 FIP and 1.03 WHIP in 28 games before his second stint on the disabled list. In his absence, the Dodgers have turned to left-handers Scott Alexander, Adam Liberatore and Edward Paredes.
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