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The Dodgers Will Start The Season Without Tony Cingrani

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 27: Tony Cingrani #54 of the Los Angeles Dodgers scratches his head after giving up a RBI double to Kelby Tomlinson #37 of the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning at AT&T Park on April 27, 2018 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

It looks like the Dodgers will be without one of their left-handed specialists to start the season. Tony Cingrani will miss a decent amount of time with yet another shoulder injury.

The soreness, as reported by Ken Gurnick, looks to be a recurrence of last year’s ailment that shut him down for almost four months. Gurnick reported that Cingrani will be given medication and will not throw for at least two weeks while rehabbing.

Cingrani pitched well in Spring, with his most recent outing coming on Sunday. He pitched in a total of four games and racked up three strikeouts without allowing a run. He gave up four hits and two walks in that short period of time as well. Cingrani wasn’t exactly lights out last year, even when he was healthy. Over 30 appearances, he pitched to a 4.76 earned run average and a WHIP of 1.103, but he did keep homeruns down.


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Cingrani also held left-handed hitters to a 200 average with righties hitting 235. Without him in the bullpen, the Dodgers are limited to Scott Alexander and Caleb Ferguson as their lefties with Major League experience. Julio Urias could conceivably be used in the bullpen since he has an innings limit this year, but most fans would rather he be in the rotation at the right time.

Alexander has pitched in four innings as well this spring, allowing just one earned run. Caleb Ferguson has struggled early, despite the phenomenal year he had last season coming out of the bullpen. Across 4.2 innings, he has allowed five runs and ten hits. Recently acquired Donnie Hart could also potentially play into the bullpen mix.

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. I am just hoping that with all of the depth we have on this team, someone will step up and take Cingrani’s place until he is ready to return. Go Blue!!

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