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Johnny Cueto makes progress, will begin rehab soon

May 6, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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Reds starter Johnny Cueto threw a 25-pitch bullpen session today with no ill effect. The right-hander is recovering from a right lat strain and has been sidelined since mid-April. Cueto hit a bump in the road when he felt soreness before a rehab start with Double-A Pensacola a few days ago.

C. Trent Rosecrans reports that Cueto could begin a rehab stint after another bullpen session.

“He looked very good and he said he felt very good,” Lessard said. “He’ll see (Reds medical director Timothy) Kremchek and we’ll see where we go from here.”

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“I don’t want to rush, favor one thing and hurt something else,” Lessard said. “He’ll probably have another bullpen before he goes out to rehab.”

Before landing on the DL, Cueto had a 2.60 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 17.1 innings spread over three starts.

  1. thomas844 - May 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Uh oh, another Cueto article. Time for the old gator to rise from his pond.

    • Old Gator - May 6, 2013 at 11:03 PM

      Sorry, it’s the rainy season now, and I’m preoccupied with shaping out my mudhole and hoping the tourists bring plenty of marshmallows this year.

      I’m also hoping that Cueto doesn’t finish rehab and rejoin the rotation until after the Reds visit Macondo next week. Scrooge McLoria has brought enough disgrace to this town already, even if Cueto’s contribution to it, after what Scrooge has done, wouldn’t amount to peeing in the ocean.

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