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Jason LaRue could miss the rest of the season

Aug 18, 2010, 3:00 PM EST

I’m guessing that Dusty Baker may want to bump Johnny Cueto’s next start against the Cardinals to, oh, 2024 or so:

Catcher Jason LaRue, who suffered a concussion last Tuesday
when he was kicked in the head by Cincinnati pitcher Johnny Cueto
reportedly still is having issues and his return is not
imminent.

Asked if LaRue might be out for the season, general manager John
Mozeliak said today, “I’m concerned. I don’t think we’ve crossed
the bridge yet to determine if he’s going to miss the remaining
part of the season.

“But given the fact that we’re now 10 days out (actually eight)
from that injury, it’s concerning. Right now I think we’re just
going to let him have some rest and get away from this a little and
he’ll be reevaluated early next week.”

LaRue, of course, suffered the concussion when he was
kicked in the head by Cueto during that fracas in Cincinnati last week.

  1. Buccofan - Aug 18, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    It seems only fair to me that if you cause an injury to another player that is not part of a play on the field, you should be out as long as the injured party. In other words, if LaRue misses the playoffs, so should Cueto.
    This assumes both teams make the playoffs, of course.

  2. RedsFan - Aug 18, 2010 at 3:48 PM

    This would have never happen if LaRue’s buddy Carpenter didn’t eaculate the situation.

  3. BengalsDouche2 - Aug 18, 2010 at 3:58 PM

    Couldn’t agree more with RedsFan. The situation was calming down until Carpenter came out running his meat locker. Had he shut up like he should have, none of it would have gone as far as it did. The managers were the ones jawing at that point and everyone else was just an audience. Who cares about LaRue anyway? When was the last time he was relevant? Seriously? I hate to see the guy injured but you’re making it out to be that Cueto knocked Carpenter out for the season. Actually, that would have been REALLY nice to see b/c I can’t stand that jerk off.

  4. Paper Lions - Aug 18, 2010 at 4:20 PM

    Losing LaRue is like losing the bat boy, but those are two idiotic comments. Yeah, it is Carpenter’s fault for talking. Not Phillips for for being a punk, not Dusty’s for screaming the entire time, not Phillips for his disingenuous tapping of the shin-guards, and not Cueto’s for….you know…deciding to go kung fu when he wasn’t threatened by anyone….nope, those guys are blameless. It was 100% Carpenter’s fault.
    What happened to LaRue is Cueto’s fault and his fault alone.

  5. Benny Blanco - Aug 18, 2010 at 4:31 PM

    No matter who did what, Cueto deserves much worse than he got for that. If that happened on the street, it would be considered assualt with a deadly weopon. What if he sliced open LaRues throat? Yeah, its all Carpenters fault.

  6. Tim's Neighbor - Aug 18, 2010 at 4:43 PM

    Why not just call up Bryan Anderson? Dude’s having a nice year (789 OPS) in AAA, is cheap and hits lefty. Oh that’s right, Super Genius LaRussa doesn’t like young catchers. I’d thin he’d be able to replicate LaRue’s 591 OPS at the very least…

  7. MVD - Aug 18, 2010 at 4:54 PM

    maybe he should have stayed away from Cueto’s feet

  8. CYGNUS X-1 - Aug 18, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    did you people actualy watch the fight?while kicking isn’t regarded as the manly thing to do what excatly was he supposed to do with benig pushed against the screen and everyone pushing forward towards him?but I am sure those whiny bitches will now milk it as an excuse as to why they have not won since leaving cincy and larue gone for the year.well carpenter didn’t win against the cubs it was the reds fault,we haven’t played well since then but it was only because of the reds calling us names,funny the fight hasn’t stoped the reds from winning as they are now back were they were last week before the cards sweep. and for you cards fans that would be FIRST place!ok let whining begin!

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