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Cincinnati Reds Make Several Moves; Tony Cingrani Optioned, Jumbo Diaz Finally Gets His Chance

June 20th, 2014 at 7:17 PM
By Cody Dalga

It was a day full of roster moves today for the Cincinnati Reds. It was announced that pitcher Sean Marshall would head to the 60-day disabled list and will also undergo shoulder surgery, Tony Cingrani and Brett Marshall will both be optioned to Triple-A Louisville and Jumbo Diaz, who has been part of professional baseball for 12 seasons, will make his Major League debut after being called up from Louisville.

'Tony Cingrani' photo (c) 2014, Patrick Reddick - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Sean Marshall has had shoulder issues for the past two seasons and is scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday. It is unclear how long he will be out but it is most likely that his 2014 season is over.

Cingrani is just 2-8 this season with a 4.55 ERA in 11 starts. He began the season as part of the starting rotation but with the return of Mat Latos, Cingrani was pushed into the bullpen. He has also been bothered by a sore shoulder but will have the opportunity to get back into the groove as a starter in Triple-A Louisville.

Brett Marshall had been placed on the 60-day disabled list before being reinstated to begin a rehab stint in Louisville. He was picked off of waivers from the Chicago Cubs and was rather impressive during the Spring. 

Diaz, 30, has had a long road up to now. He has appeared in 340 total games, all in the minor leagues, and when he appears with the Reds, it will be his Major League debut. 

"Sometimes, you have some points, where you wake up and think: I'm working hard every day and I don't get a call," said Diaz. "You have to fight it. Because you never know when that call is going to come. You do your best. Thank you God, I got that call this morning. I'm so happy."

In 30 appearances with the Bats, Diaz is 2-2 with a 1.35 ERA and has converted 18 of 19 saves. He will hopefully provide some much needed production out of the bullpen. 
Tags: Baseball, Brett Marshall, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Reds, Jumbo Diaz, MLB, Sean Marshall, Tony Cingrani

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