The Cincinnati Reds are moving Tony Cingrani to the bullpen.
The move leaves others to compete for three open spots in the club's rotation.
Cingrani, who is coming off shoulder problems last season, was considered a leading candidate to regain a starting role.
"As of right now, we see Cingrani as more of a relief option rather than a starting option," Bryan Price said. "We're looking at our club and trying to figure out how we're the best. We brought a bunch of people in that are capable of competing for those jobs, but we don't have enough innings to give them."
Cingrani went 7-4 with a 2.92 ERA in 18 starts and five relief appearances in 2013. Last year, he was 2-8 with a 4.55 ERA in 11 starts and two relief appearances before a sore shoulder sidelined him.