LOS ANGELES -- The Reds announced Monday the signing of third-round pick Tony Cingrani, a left-handed reliever out of Rice University. Cingrani had 12 saves in 32 relief appearances this season while posting a 1.74 ERA.
Cingrani was the highest pick out of 14 signings from the 2011 First-Year Player Draft the Reds announced Monday, including fourth-round right-handed pitcher Kyle McMyne out of Villanova. McMyne was a starting pitcher in college but is projected to be a reliever.
Also signed was third baseman Sean Buckley (sixth round), the son of Reds amateur scouting director Chris Buckley. After Buckley, the organization inked pitcher James Allen (seventh round), outfielder Jon Matthews (eighth round), pitchers Ronald Pinckard (10th round), James Moran (18th round), Chris Joyce (19th round), Daniel Jensen (20th round) and Carlos Gonzalez (21st round), first baseman Nicholas O'Shea (24th round), pitcher Justice French (25th round), second baseman Juan Perez (26th round), pitcher Eric Alessio (49th round) and undrafted free agent and shortstop Phillips Bauer.