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Dodgers acquire left-handed reliever Tony Cingrani from Cincinnati Reds

Dodgers send outfielder Scott Van Slyke to Reds

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at New York Yankees Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers announced they had acquired left-handed reliever Tony Cingrani from the Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Scott Van Slyke and minor-league catcher Hendrik Clementina.

The 28-year-old Cingrani is finishing up a poor month, but Cingrani pitched well prior to July, over 14⅓ innings, he had 14 strikeouts and a 2.51 ERA. In July, he’s struggled in nine innings and given up 10 runs.

Left-handed batters have hit .293/.326/.829 against Cingrani in 2017 while right-handed batters have batted .255/.321/.490.

Cingrani is making $1.825 million this year and he will not be a free agent until after the 2019 season.

Van Slyke has been part of the Dodger organization since being drafted in the 14th round in 2005. The outfielder/first-baseman made his major league debut in 2012 and when healthy, he had been a fixture on the Dodgers bench as a right-handed bat until this season.

This season, Van Slyke was optioned to Oklahoma City where he has spent the majority of this season. Van Slyke hit .242/.326/.417 and clubbed 29 home runs in 355 games with the Dodgers.

Clementina, a catcher, was a Dodgers international signing from Willemstad, Curacao in January 2014. He was playing for Ogden this season, batting .370/.439/.554 in 108 plate appearances and is slated to start in tomorrow’s Pioneer League All-Star game.

Clementina’s prior playing experience in the Dodgers organization was in the Dominican Summer and Arizona Rookie Leagues where he also played first base.