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No timetable for Johnny Cueto to resume throwing

Apr 18, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

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After Johnny Cueto was placed on the disabled list earlier this week with a lat strain, Reds manager Dusty Baker estimated that the right-hander would only have to miss around 3-4 starts. That could be overly optimistic.

Reds head athletic trainer Paul Lessard told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer today that there is not a set timetable for Cueto to resume throwing.

“We want to make sure he’s pain free, has a good range of motion and base of strength,” trainer Paul Lessard said. “He’s feeling good. It could be a couple of days. It could be a couple more.”

Cueto is eligible to return from the disabled list on April 29, but he’ll have to make quick progress to be ready by then. Lat injuries can be tricky, so the Reds will have a better idea on a timetable once they see how he responds to throwing.

Tony Cingrani was called up from Triple-A Louisville to fill Cueto’s spot in the rotation. The 23-year-old left-hander allowed one run over five innings against the Marlins tonight in his first major league start.

  1. Sideline Mob - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Shame. Cueto’s one of the game’s best young pitchers. We can only hope this isn’t serious – the Reds absolutely need him.

  2. thomas844 - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:13 PM


    There, I took the liberty of doing the obligatory comment about Cueto’s actions in 2010 since this is a post about him, after all.

    • jm91rs - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:31 PM

      You forgot to use the word Neanderthal. That seems to be important when speaking of Cueto.

      • thomas844 - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:48 PM

        Ah, yes, thank you!

      • Old Gator - Apr 19, 2013 at 12:07 PM

        You also forgot “thug,” “lowlife” and “scumbag.” How will you ever find him on a keyword search without the most accurate tags?

      • Old Gator - Apr 19, 2013 at 12:08 PM

        Ooops, sorry, you did get “scumbag.” I guess some things are just too obvious to overlook,

  3. 3 Finger Lenny - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    He’s crazy looking

  4. spudchukar - Apr 19, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    If one is brought up from AAA, and face the Marlins, is that described as a lateral move?

    • Old Gator - Apr 19, 2013 at 5:44 PM

      Are you kidding? It’s practically a demotion.

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