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By JOE KAY
AP Baseball Writer

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Left-hander Tony Cingrani is trying to shed his distinction as one of the major leagues' most fastball-reliant pitchers.

Not that it's been a bad label so far.

The 24-year-old pitcher made quite a debut as a rookie last season, going 7-4 with a 2.92 ERA in 18 starts and five relief appearances. He did it despite a sore back that bothered him for weeks and limited options when it comes to pitch selection.

Cingrani threw fastballs 81.7 percent of the time, according to STATS LLC. Only Oakland's Bartolo Colon relied on the fastball more often among starters, throwing it 85 percent of the time.

Manager Bryan Price has Cingrani working on a slider this spring.

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