Reds’ Cingrani exits early again

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Updated: September 10, 2013

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – Cincinnati Reds starter Tony Cingrani left
Tuesday’s start against the Cubs in the second inning after aggravating a
lower back strain that recently caused him to hit the disabled list.

Cingrani left his Aug. 20 start against Arizona in the fourth inning with the
back injury and returned last week after missing two starts.

The rookie left-hander pitched into the sixth inning in his victory over the
Cardinals on Sept. 5, but gave up a long home run to Welington Castillo on
Tuesday and walked off the mound in discomfort with two outs in the second
inning.

Cingrani has been terrific in 22 games — 17 starts — coming into Tuesday’s
outing, having pitched to a 2.80 earned run average while limiting opponents
to 1.08 walks/hits per inning pitched.