Reds making plans in case Bray can't return

Reds making plans in case Bray can't return

Reds making plans in case Bray can't return
CINCINNATI -- Among the second wave of September callups expected on Tuesday is left-handed pitcher Tony Cingrani, from Double-A Pensacola. Cingrani was 10-4 with a 1.73 ERA in 26 games, including 25 starts, for Pensacola and Class A Bakersfield.

"He just pitched two days ago, so he won't be available for a couple of days," Reds manager Dusty Baker said.

Baker views Cingrani as an extra lefty in the bullpen, along with Sean Marshall and closer Aroldis Chapman. It also means the club isn't optimistic that lefty Bill Bray will be back. Bray has been on the disabled list with a back muscle strain since July 31.

"It's not looking like it. I hope so," Baker said while assessing whether Bray could return this month. "We're kind of running out of places for him to pitch. Everything is ending."

Bray has made eight rehab appearances for Triple-A Louisville. He allowed three runs and five hits over 1 2/3 innings on Saturday.