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Reynolds DFA'd to make room for Cingrani

Reynolds DFA'd to make room for Cingrani


LOS ANGELES -- As expected, left-hander Tony Cingrani was recalled from the Reds' Arizona League affiliate to start on Sunday against the Dodgers. To make room on the roster, pitcher Greg Reynolds was designated for assignment.

Because he was out of options, Reynolds will be exposed to waivers over the next 10 days. If he is not claimed or traded, he can return outright to Triple-A Louisville, where he was 10-2 with a 2.54 ERA.

"Selfishly, you hope he passes through waivers," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "But the unselfish part of me wants the kid to be in the big leagues. Everybody wants to be in the big leagues. We'll see. If not, he's expressed interest in staying in the organization. He thanked us for treating him fairly."

Reynolds, the former No. 2 overall Draft pick by the Rockies in 2006, was called up on Tuesday to pitch Game 2 of a doubleheader at San Francisco. In his first big league game since 2011, he gave up five earned runs and eight hits over five innings in a 5-3 loss.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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