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Reds: Latos back, Cingrani stays, we have a roster decision


Tony Cingrani is sticking around. The much debated roster shuffle is complete.
Mat Latos is activated, Tony Cingrani heads to the bullpen and Sean Marshall heads to the DL. Reds placed LHP Sean Marshall on the DL with a left shoulder strain. 

Cingrani ML career as reliever:
8 games, 12.1 IN, 11 H, 5 R, 9 BB, 20 K, 3.65 ERA, 1.62 WHIP.
Bullpen career appearances:
Rice University: 32
Minors: 1
MLB: 8
Can Cingrani throw enough strikes to be effective?
Can he pitch out of the pen?
His troubles as a starter this year have come early on in games.
Cingrani 2014 splits:
1st inning: 8.18 ERA, 10 ER in 11 innings
Pitches 1-25: .362/.393
Pitches 26-50: .222/.290
Pitches 51-75: .218/.333
Pitches 76-100: .265/.403
Batters vs Cingrani
1st plate appearance: .290
2nd plate appearance: .232
3rd plate appearance: .269

Sean Marshall 

Marshall: 7.71 ERA in 15 games, 14 IN, 23 H, 12 ER, 12 BB, 14 K, 2.50 WHIP. Marshall faced 80 batters and allowed 37 to reach base. Opponents were hitting .354 against him. 
Marshall injuries

Marshall pitched Monday and Tuesday vs Dodgers, on consecutive days for the only time this season. He began the year on the disabled list with a sore left shoulder. He was reinstated on 4/19 after a pair of 1-inning rehab starts for Louisville. He did not pitch for the Reds during spring training because of the injury.
Marshall $$$
Marshall is making $5.5M this year, so he's owed $3.26M the remainder of this year and $6.5M for 2015. Total owed: $9.76M


CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 4: Tony Cingrani #52 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Great American Ball Park on June 4, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

SEPTEMBER 17: Sean Marshall #45 of the Cincinnati Reds throws in the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 17, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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