Rotowire: Jan 22 / 11:32a ET
News: Cingrani (shoulder) and Anthony DeSclafani are the favorites to fill the Reds' final two rotation spots, according to manager Bryan Price, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Impact: Behind Johnny Cueto, Homer Bailey (forearm) and Mike Leake, the Reds' rotation is still very much up in the air less than a month before spring training. While Price noted that Cingrani and DeSclafani are the frontrunners for the final two spots, he noted, "We don't want to be giving away jobs on our ballclub in January." In Cingrani's case, his chances hinge directly on the health of his injured shoulder, which limited him to 13 largely ineffective appearances (4.55 ERA, 1.53 WHIP over 63.1 innings) in 2014. He did not have surgery on the shoulder, but was treated with a platelet-rich plasma injection last year.
Rotowire: Nov 24 / 11:52p ET
News: Cingrani (shoulder) could compete either for a rotation or bullpen spot in spring training, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Impact: The Reds are being especially cautious with Cingrani due to the nature of his injury, but have been optimistic so far with his progress. Right now the Reds' rotation is spoken for, but between injuries to Homer Bailey and Mat Latos, and the contract situations of Latos, Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon (all four will be free agents after the 2015 season), it's not hard to envision a rotation spot opening up.