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Cingrani confident in quick return from back strain

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ST. LOUIS -- Reds lefty starter Tony Cingrani, who was placed on the disabled list Sunday with a lower back strain, threw on the field Wednesday. Cingrani has yet to work off of a mound, but reports no recent issues.

"Everything is going well. It feels good," Cingrani said.

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ST. LOUIS -- Reds lefty starter Tony Cingrani, who was placed on the disabled list Sunday with a lower back strain, threw on the field Wednesday. Cingrani has yet to work off of a mound, but reports no recent issues.

"Everything is going well. It feels good," Cingrani said.

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The Reds have been optimistic that Cingrani will miss only two starts and can be back on Sept. 5 to pitch against the Cardinals at Great American Ball Park.

"I'll be ready," Cingrani said.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon.

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