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Johnny Cueto to return from disabled list Sunday, Tony Cingrani could stay in bullpen

Jun 15, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

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The Reds will activate right-hander Johnny Cueto from the disabled list to start tomorrow against the Brewers, reports Trent C. Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Cueto was placed on the disabled list on June 1 with a lat strain, so he’ll only miss the minimum 15 days. While he didn’t make a minor league rehab start, he made it through a couple of bullpen sessions this week without any issues.

Cueto has had two stints on the disabled list this year due to the lat issue, but he’s been excellent when on the mound, posting a 2.17 ERA and 34/13 K/BB ratio in 37 1/3 innings over six starts. The Reds are surely hoping that the latest break will take care of the problem for good.

While the assumption has been that left-hander Tony Cingrani would head back to Triple-A Louisville when Cueto is ready to return, Reds manager Dusty Baker hinted today that they could keep him around in the bullpen. It could be a matter of necessity at the moment, as both Sean Marshall and Jonathan Broxton are on the disabled list.

  1. junglerat524 - Jun 15, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Jason LaRue was just ushered into witness protection. Know anybody in New Mexico?

    • Old Gator - Jun 15, 2013 at 10:25 PM

      What are you drinking these days? Your comments become more loathsome and disgusting as you go along. You’re a confirmed lowlife.

      • junglerat524 - Jun 16, 2013 at 6:53 AM

        Your opinion about me means as much to me as the deuce I just flushed Gator. But thanks for being my HBT stalker.

  2. jonrox - Jun 15, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Remember when I joked that the Reds had another promising left-handed starter, so he inevitably would end up in the bullpen. Yeah…

    • junglerat524 - Jun 16, 2013 at 6:54 AM

      Not really much of a choice with Marshall & Broxton out.

      • jonrox - Jun 16, 2013 at 12:11 PM

        That’s what they said when they moved Chapman to the bullpen. Madson got hurt and they needed another reliever, so Chapman’s career got stunted.

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