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.