Both players will be on a major league roster for the first time.
“I’m beyond excited. It is a dream come true,” said Cingrani, who hadn’t had a chance to call home with the news.
Cingrani found out earlier that he will start the second game of the season against St. Louis on April 2. It’s his first time on an opening-day roster.
The 24-year old left-hander allowed one run and five hits, including a homer by Nick Evans. Cingrani walked one but picked off two runners.
Hamilton also singled. The speedster is expected to be in the opening day lineup, leading off in center field.
On-deck batter Brandon Phillips was jumping up and down, waving on Hamilton.
“He’s been terrific,” Price said. “His approach has been impeccable. He has kept the ball out of the air except for two sacrifice flies he hit the other day. His defense has been impeccable, too.”
Randall Delgado, hoping for a place in the Diamondbacks‘ rotation, pitched four innings and gave up two runs and seven hits.
“It was good today,” Delgado said.
The Diamondbacks optioned Archie Bradley, one of the candidates to start to the minor leagues this morning.
“I’m just waiting for the manager to tell me what’s going on. I’m not in a rush for it,” Delgado said.