Dodgers Activate Tony Cingrani

The Los Angeles Dodgers today activated left-handed pitcher Tony Cingrani (#54), who was acquired on Monday from the Cincinnati Reds. To create room on the active roster, the Dodgers optioned right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
 
Cingrani, 28, has an 11-20 career record with 17 saves (all in 2016) and a 4.03 ERA in 164 games (30 starts) in six big league seasons with the Reds. Since his debut in 2012, he's limited the opposition to a career batting average of .231, including a .219 average against left-handed hitters.
 
Prior to the All-Star break, Cingrani posted a 2.70 ERA (5 ER/16.2 IP) with a .213 opponents' batting average and a 1.02 WHIP in 18 games, before allowing nine runs in 6.2 innings in seven games after the Midsummer Classic. Overall, the Evergreen Park, Illinois, native owns a 5.40 ERA (14 ER/23.1 IP) and has struck out 24 against six walks (4.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio) in 23.1 innings this season.
 
Stewart made his second start of the season last night against the Braves, allowing two runs on three hits in 4.0 innings and did not factor in the decision. In eight games (two starts) this year with the big league club, Stewart recorded one save and posted a 0.87 ERA (2 ER/20.2 IP), while holding hitters to a .181 average.