Reds trade Cingrani to Dodgers

Published 11:49 pm Monday, July 31, 2017

Rob Butcher
Cincinnati Reds’ Publicity

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations general manager Dick Williams announced today the acquisitions of outfielder Scott Van Slyke and catcher Hendrik Clementina from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for left-handed pitcher Tony Cingrani.
Van Slyke will join Class AAA Louisville, while Clementina will report to Rookie Billings.
The 25-man roster move to fill Cingrani’s spot will be announced Tuesday.
Van Slyke, 31, has spent most of this season at Class AAA Oklahoma City, where in 55 appearances he hit .242 with 5 home runs and 20 runs batted in. He appeared in 29 games for the Dodgers.
Selected by the Dodgers in the 14th round of the 2005 first-year player draft out of Burroughs High School in Ladue, Missouri, Van Slyke has played left field (158 games), right field (71g), center field  (26g) and first base (67g) in his major league career.
Clementina, 20, in 24 appearances this season at Rookie Ogden hit .370 with 4 HR, 25 RBI and a .994 OPS.
The native of Willemstad, Curacao. in the Netherlands Antilles was signed by the Dodgers as a non-drafted free agent in December 2013.
In 143 games over four minor league seasons, he has hit .275 with 12 HR, 76 RBI and a .737 OPS.
Cingrani, 28, in 25 relief appearances this season for the Reds posted a 5.40 ERA.
From April 21 through June 6 he was disabled with a strained right oblique.
Cingrani was selected by the Reds in the third round of the June 2011 first-year player draft.

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