“He struggled a bit as a starter in his last several starts,” Price said, “and in the two times he came on in relief, he wasn’t really sharp. It just seemed like things weren’t turning around for him.”
Cingrani made his big league debut in September 2012 and appeared in six games for Louisville last season. He will return to a starting role in Louisville.
“That gives him a chance to know when he’s going to throw, to know when he’s going to have a side day,” Price said. “I think the side days are going to be important, but when he comes back here, if we have no injuries, he’d be coming back as a reliever.”