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Reds trade Tony Cingrani to Dodgers

The Dodgers add another lefty to their bullpen.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Cincinnati Reds Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Reds have traded Tony Cingrani to the Dodgers for outfielder Scott Van Slyke and catcher Hendrik Clementina, as first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

The 28-year old Cingrani has pitched a less than squeaky clean 5.40 ERA, and 9.3 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 rates over 23.1 innings for the Reds this year. It looked like the homegrown Red was going to have a huge year, though he was lit up by lefties and ultimately lost his stronghold spot to Wandy Peralta. His velocity is still up there though, averaging a 94 MPH fastball and a 12.4 percent swinging-strike rate.

The six-year veteran will be joining fellow freshly acquired lefty reliever Tony Waston in Los Angeles. The Dodgers now have a fair amount of depth to keep them strong in later innings. If nothing else, Cingrani is an economical option as he’s making just $1.825MM this year and can be offered arbitration the next two seasons

Van Slyke is a six-year veteran of the Dodgers and has been having a bad season at the plate, hitting an anemic .122/.250/.293 in 29 games. He’s controllable through 2019.

Clementina, a 20-year international signee from Curacao, was acquired by the Dodgers in 2013. He’s batting a monstrous .370/.439/.554 in the Dodgers’ advanced rookie league affiliate, the Odgen Raptors.