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Dodgers News: Tony Cingrani Is Officially In Shut Down Mode

No Baseball Activities For the Lefty Reliever

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MONTERREY, MEXICO - MAY 04: Relief pitcher Tony Cingrani #54 of Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the seventh inning during the MLB game against the San Diego Padres at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey on May 4, 2018 in Monterrey, Mexico. The Dodgers defeated Padres 4-0. (Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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

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.

Written by AJ Gonzalez

AJ is a lifelong Dodgers fan who grew up in California. His whole family are also lifelong Dodgers fans. He lives in Tennessee with his wife, daughter, beagle, and strat.

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  1. I was just wondering if a team has ever won a division championship without ever using their BP?
    I know, I know. Impossible. Seriously, folks, with our offensive explosions nothing is impossible. Unfortunately, its not realistic. If I cannot land Kimbrel, I will probably stay pat, and make due with what we have. Go Blue!!!

    • BLUE LOU! Good day to you from me and PD Jr. We ALLL know that the BP is the weakest link by far and if it’s not addressed at the deadline, we can forget about PS play perhaps beyond the Division Series. One other thing I heard Joe Davis talk about last night was the ever revolving lineups on a daily basis, where even the hot bats will sit no matter what and Joc, no matter what sits against LHP… It’s the way Dodgers operate and all must ‘buy in’ or move out of the way. Well I got news for all of us, and that is the way Dodgers ‘operate’ with these daily lineups will get us by in the regular season but forget about it if we get to the WS. We will face an elite AL team with an elite pitching staff that has mostly a set lineup that can handle both hands of the pitcher without excessive platooning. Just recall last year’s WS and one can see what I am talking about.

  2. The BP needs serious help and not another from the bargain bin. Nice to see Kenley back on the beam. This is the time to open the billfold, or else a potentially great team will again get hosed in the playoffs.

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