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Johnny Cueto lands on disabled list

Apr 14, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

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Johnny Cueto is going on the disabled list with a lat strain, tweets Ken Rosenthal.

Cueto was removed after getting one out in the fifth inning of last night’s game with the Pirates with an apparent triceps injury. He was evaluated by team doctors today and the Reds have decided to play it safe with their ace.

In Cueto’s absence, expect prospect Tony Cingrani to get the call. The 23-year-old left-hander started the season with Triple-A Louisville and has gotten off to a good start. The Bats limited his pitch count today in the event he would be promoted to fill in for Cueto. As such, Cingrani threw 41 pitches before being pulled.

  1. jonrox - Apr 14, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Presumably Cingrani will split time at closer with Chapman, since that’s the only thing the Reds know how to do with promising left handed starting pitchers once they make it to the majors.

    • thomas844 - Apr 15, 2013 at 10:27 AM

      Wait, so there’s Chapman (who said he preferred to be a closer by the way) and….what other promising left hander was put in the bullpen? Is Chapman all you can think of?

      • jonrox - Apr 15, 2013 at 11:26 AM

        Yes, it’s a Chapman reference (who said, last year, he preferred to start before becoming a reliever).

  2. rbj1 - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Good. Get Cingrani out of the IL where he’s struck out 19 (IIRC) of my Mud Hens in 8 innings over two games. He was pulled after the second inning today.

  3. section138 - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Poor Johnny Carma. At this rate, he’ll wake up with a concussion and cleat marks in his head in no time.

    • sjcourtney56 - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:18 PM

      Let it GO!!!! Its bad enough that every time the Reds play the Cardinals it is brought up over and over and over.

      • melkipershero - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:33 PM

        He kicked a dude in the head and ended his career..yep let it go

      • jm91rs - Apr 14, 2013 at 10:27 PM

        Don’t even bother trying to reason dude. Everytime cueto’s name comes up they’ll start trolling. Just ignore them and they’ll go away eventually…or probably not, but believe me they enjoy it a lot more when you try to tell them to move on.

      • Old Gator - Apr 15, 2013 at 12:46 AM

        We say of most criminals, once they have been caught and punished in some way, that “they’ve paid their debt to society” and, having done so, are free to move on, as their victims often ought to be as well.

        Cueto’s criminal behavior, though, has essentially gone unpunished. An eight game suspension hardly amounts to an adequate response to the subhuman behavior he exhibited and the damage he did. For that matter, it hardly amounts to a joke. Having benefited from the febrility of MLB “justice,” his punishment instead is to carry the cross of his unrecompensed guilt through the rest of his career like a stain. This is a rap he’s going to be stuck with, and he deserves it, and more.

  4. wardmanone - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    sjcourtney56, It’s called Karma, you actually believe it should be over with get grip not going to happen. So YOU Should let it go and accept it….

    • sjcourtney56 - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:55 PM

      It was 2 & 1/2 years ago. It was a terrible moment yes…but I dont hear Jason Larue constantly complaining about it. He has since moved on and maybe, just maybe, you will to someday. Also, as for your karma nonsense, the what goes around comes around thing is ignorant in this case. He causes a concussion and then BAM 2+ years later karma finds him and strains his lat.

      • proudlyfrenchcanadian - Apr 14, 2013 at 10:07 PM

        “I was going to retire on my own terms, it’s unfortunate that the blow that decided it came from someone kicking me in the head with spikes. I wouldn’t say I would change things if you could rewrite history. They say things happen for certain reasons. In this case, I couldn’t tell you why. Does it suck that my career is over because Johnny Cueto started kicking me in the head? Yes, it sucks.” – Jason LaRue

        Sure, we’d all like to say we’d “let it go” if we were Jason, but I imagine very few of us would be able to do so.

      • Old Gator - Apr 15, 2013 at 12:38 AM

        That’s not how karma works. It doesn’t run on a timetable. It doesn’t have a precise point scale based on which it acts. It distributes itself over time, and can act suddenly or its consequences can set in gradually. Its actions intersect constantly with the actions of others, whose personal karma alters or accelerates its operation over time, and it isn’t confined in a closed system to the activities of anyone in particular. Moreover, various Hindu and Buddhist scriptures and philosophical treatises give conflicting descriptions of and/or explanations for it, so there isn’t even one definitive theological statement of its effects. The general principle of “what goes around comes around” underlies all of the different versions but any of them can take a lifetime – or more than one lifetime – to play out.

      • mrredlegz - Apr 15, 2013 at 6:10 AM

        Thanks, professor.

      • Old Gator - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:16 AM

        No problem. Anytime you or sjcourtney want to escape from pop culture cliches and pick up some pointers on how Subcontinental metaphysics really work, you need only ask.

  5. randygnyc - Apr 14, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    Cueto is on my very short list of guys that IMO, have forfeited their privilege to play MLB. Cueto is joined by the other three scumbags, Jayson Werth, Arod and Delmon Young, who are all, sadly, gainfully employed in MLB.

    • Old Gator - Apr 15, 2013 at 12:41 AM

      Whereas I certainly agree with you about Cueto, Arod and Delmon Young, I can’t recally Werth doing anything more egregious than being generally cranky. What’s your issue with him? Did I miss something?

  6. watchfullhose - Apr 15, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    Jason LaRue sucked at baseball every day of his life. Cue to did him a favor.

    • Old Gator - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:26 AM

      You suck at being a human being across the same continuum. You’re mother’s obstetrician did her no favors by not throwing you out with the afterbirth.

      • Old Gator - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:27 AM

        Your….not that you’d’ve noticed the difference….

      • jm91rs - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM

        It’s pretty awesome that you’re able to encourage abusing babies and wives in every post concerning Johnny Cueto. It really puts your opinions into perspective.

    • jm91rs - Apr 15, 2013 at 8:32 AM

      P.S. LaRue did not suck, he was a decent catcher for several years with the Reds, and a pretty good dude. Wishing him harm is no better than Gator wishing you had been aborted.

      • Old Gator - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:11 AM

        I didn’t wish him aborted. I didn’t even wish him shitcanned at birth. I simply observed that the doctor did his mother no favors by not shitcanning him at birth. It was the doctor’s unfortunate choice, not mine.

        Here are some matches. Why don’t you go play with your straw men?

  7. thomas844 - Apr 15, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    If Cingrani pitches well enough, it may be Leake who gets sent down or traded when Cueto is healthy enough to pitch.

  8. thehakko936 - Apr 15, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    What Cueto did that day in Cincinnati was terrible, but it drives me nuts to see people make LaRue out to be a saint in all of this. Was LaRue not out in the middle of all of the “festivities” when Cueto kicked him? It wasn’t like LaRue was being a choir boy, sitting on the bench, and Cueto walked up and kicked him in the head.

    I am not justifiying what Cueto did, but if LaRue hadn’t been out there in the middle of the fight, he doesn’t get kicked. LaRue has at least some reposonsibility for being in the middle of a fight. If he stays out of it, it never happens.

    All that said, it was a chicken$hit move on Cueto’s part.

    • Old Gator - Apr 15, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      No, Cueto didn’t knock LaRue down – he doesn’t have the balls for one-on-one with a standing opponent. LaRue was already down on the ground and helpless when that gutless piece of excrement Cueto backed past or over him and began kicking his head. And kept on doing it. And why not? LaRue couldn’t fight back, and it was Cueto, you know? The videos of the episode are available online. Search them out. If it doesn’t make you puke, you’re seriously lacking in basic decency.

      • bh192012 - Apr 15, 2013 at 4:09 PM

        I don’t quite see your version of events, you say look at the video. I found this:

        http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=10842801&topic_id=11493214

        It looks opposite of what you claim. Is there another video that shows some other point in the fight? Here I see Cueto backing up while trying to separate players. Then one of them makes eye contact and goes straight after him (face first), Cueto defends by kicking him away since his upper body is pinned against the fence by his teamates.

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