Posted April 14, 2013

Johnny Cueto to be placed on DL with lat strain, according to report

MLB

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto will be placed on the disabled list with a lat strain, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported on Sunday.

Cueto left his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday because of what the team said was a triceps injury. But after further evaluation on Sunday, it appears that Cueto’s injury turned out to be more serious.

The 27-year-old Cueto is 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings this season over three starts. Last year, he went 19-9 with a 2.78 ERA, finishing fourth in National League Cy Young voting.

Without Cueto, the Reds could turn to Tony Cingrani, who has a 1.63 ERA in 209 2/3 minor league innings in his career. Or 28-year-old long reliever Sam LeCure could join the rotation.

 


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