The Dodgers’ left-handed reliever Tony Cingrani suffered some more pain in his left shoulder and received an MRI yesterday. As of today, he is officially shut down from baseball activities
LHP Tony Cingrani is stillin shutdown mode. No baseball activities for him.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) May 30, 2019
Another Dodgers’ Bullpen Blow
The Dodgers were really banking on getting Tony Cingrani back some time in mid 2019. His most recent setback is obviously not a good sign of that coming to fruition. While the official results of his MRI have not been made public, being “shutdown from all baseball activities” is generally a bad sign, regardless of the diagnosis. Either a new issue has popped up or the fact that he was in pain despite his rehab means the problem has not improved.
Who Fills His Shoes?
The Dodgers’ bullpen woes are a pretty popular topic right now. Between the uncertainty of Julio Urias’ future, Scott Alexander’s poor performance as of late, and Caleb Ferguson sent to AAA, the lefties in the bullpen are murky. Consequently, it’s a tough situation for Dave Roberts to manage. Only time will tell if these pitchers will execute, or a roster move is made.