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Cingrani brings effective pickoff move to camp

Cingrani brings effective pickoff move to camp

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Reds left-handed pitching prospect Tony Cingrani has one part of his game well-developed already. Cingrani, 23, recorded eight pickoffs in 16 games at Double-A Pensacola last season.

Cingrani, the Reds' No. 3 prospect according to MLB.com, has been honing his move since his college days.

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"It wasn't very hard to work on," Cingrani said. "At Rice, we worked on it every couple of days during the fall and everything. We just worked on getting to that 45 [degree angle] and changing up head movements. I really didn't do too much with my head. I just work on that 45 degree angle and make everything look like I'm going home and then coming over."

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