Cingrani signed a one-year, $2.65 million contract with the Dodgers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. As Rosenthal notes, the fully guaranteed contract is a bit of an abnormality for pre-arbitration deals, but the monetary figure lines up with Cingrani's anticipated salary. In 2018, Cingrani logged a 4.76 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with a 36:6 K:BB across 30 appearances. He will become a free agent following next season.
Cingrani hit a batter and allowed two hits without recording an out in Saturday's win over San Diego. Cingrani entered the ninth inning with a six-run lead but promptly loaded the bases before giving way to Kenley Jansen to clean up his mess. The southpaw has recorded just one out in two appearances since being activated from the disabled list Sept. 17, and he will have to show improved results before being trusted in high-leverage situations again.
Cingrani (shoulder) said he expects to be activated ahead of Monday's series opener against the Rockies, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Cingrani is set to rejoin the Dodgers after spending the past three months on the shelf with a shoulder injury. The southpaw posted a 4.84 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 36:6 K:BB across 22.1 innings of relief prior to suffering the injury. Given the length of his absence, the Dodgers may opt to ease Cingrani back into high-leverage work, though he should eventually work his way back to the later innings as one of the team's top southpaw relievers.
Cingrani (shoulder) will embark upon a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports. Cingrani will be getting his first taste of game action since June 6, when he went down with a left shoulder strain. After suffering a pair of setbacks in the following weeks, he eventually received a cortisone shot and was transferred to the 60-day DL in August. Under normal circumstances, Cingrani would likely require a few minor-league outings, but with the lower-level seasons winding down, he may have to settle for one or two appearances and continue his rehab with the Dodgers if he's not ready to return from the shelf in the near future.
Cingrani (shoulder) was shifted to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports. This is simply procedural, as Cingrani has already missed more than 60 days while recovering from a shoulder injury. The southpaw received a cortisone shot in his shoulder earlier in the month but remains without a timetable for his return. Hyun-Jin Ryu was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding roster move.