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Johnny Cueto activated from disabled list for Sunday start

Jun 16, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT

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As first reported by beat writer John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have activated right-hander Johnny Cueto from the 15-day disabled list. Pedro Villarreal was sent to Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move to clear a 25-man roster spot.

Cueto will return to the Cincy starting rotation on Sunday afternoon for the Reds’ series finale with the Brewers. He wound up missing exactly 15 days (the minimum) because of a strained right lat muscle.

Tony Cingrani is going to stick around for Sunday’s game to back up Cueto, who did not make a rehab start and will probably be on some kind of pitch count in his return to action.

Cingrani will likely be shipped back to the Triple-A level early next week.

Cueto, 27, has an excellent 2.17 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 34/13 K/BB ratio in 37 1/3 innings this season. Cincinnati is currently 3 1/2 games back of the Cardinals in the National League Central standings.

  1. thomas844 - Jun 16, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Nice win by him today! And squeeze bunt!

  2. junglerat524 - Jun 16, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Oh Yeah. Heeees Baaaaack

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