Reds send down Cingrani, call up Jumbo
JUN 20, 2014 3:54p ET
After first losing his spot in the starting rotation with the return of Mat Latos, Tony Cingrani has now lost his place on the big-league roster.
The Reds announced Friday that Cingrani was optioned to Triple-A Louisville and pitcher Jumbo Diaz selected to come up to Cincinnati.
After 340 minor-league appearances over seasons, Diaz, the 278-pound reliever, will finally get his first shot on a major-league mound.
Cingrani had struggled this season and gave up a walk-off walk to the Pirates in extra innings Thursday.
Diaz has been successful in 2014 with the Bats, going 2-2 with a 1.35 ERA and 18 saves in 30 outings.