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Johnny Cueto returns to disabled list after aggravating lat injury

Jun 29, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

Johnny Cueto, Dusty Baker, Devin Mesoraco, Scott Barry AP

UPDATE: Mark Sheldon of reports that Cueto has been placed on the disabled list. He was set to be examined today, but there’s no word yet on the results. The Reds have recalled Logan Ondrusek from Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding roster move while Cingrani will replace Cueto in the starting rotation.

11:20 AM: Troubling development for the second-place Reds last night, as right-hander Johnny Cueto was forced to leave his start against the Rangers in the second inning after aggravating a right lat muscle injury.

Cueto, who has already had two stints on the disabled list this season, initially felt symptoms in the first inning. While he was cleared to stay in the game, he was seen grimacing on a 1-2 pitch to Mitch Moreland in the second inning and was immediately pulled after being visited by Reds manager Dusty Baker and head trainer Paul Lessard.

Baker told Mark Sheldon of that Cueto will be sent back to Cincinnati for tests, but another stint on the disabled list appears likely.

“It was the same thing,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “We’re going to send him back to see the doctor [in Cincinnati]. We’ll have to contemplate whatever the roster move is. We’ll tell you about it [Saturday].”

Cueto, 27, has a 3.21 ERA and 40/14 K/BB ratio in 47 2/3 innings over eight starts this season. Tony Cingrani figures to replace him in the starting rotation once again.

  1. unclemosesgreen - Jun 29, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Cingrani is getting the full Joba treatment from Dusty.

  2. cincy85 - Jun 29, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    man come on johnny, this guy is as fragile as grandmas chyna cabnet smh

  3. okwhitefalcon - Jun 29, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Has there been any talk of Cueto looking out of shape (aka, fat) amongst Cincy fans?

  4. rockymountainoysters - Jun 29, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Third place Reds. Pittsburgh really exists

    • Old Gator - Jun 29, 2013 at 1:58 PM

      Yes. It’s where rust comes from.

  5. tanzkommandant - Jun 29, 2013 at 1:58 PM


    • unclemosesgreen - Jun 29, 2013 at 5:32 PM

      Who… what … did Francisco Rodriguez walk past you while you were typing something else?

  6. spudchukar - Jun 29, 2013 at 3:34 PM

    The Reds may be in second place in some league, standings, rankings, or enterprise, however, they currently are solidly in third place in the NL Central.

  7. lombardiwinners2013 - Jun 29, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    Hbt is a joke. You produce about a fifth of the articles as your football counterpart and baseball is IN SEASON! Step your game up!

  8. flamethrower101 - Jun 29, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    What is this? Like the third time this year? This is getting a little ridiculous.

  9. mazblast - Jun 29, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Memo to Reds medical and training staff:

    Whatever you and Cueto are doing to prevent recurrences of his lat/oblique injuries, it ain’t working. Go to Plan B, C, etc.

  10. whodeytn - Jun 30, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    What is this? Like the third time this year? This is getting a little ridiculous.

    Read much?

    Yes, it’s his third trip to the DL. He’s really letting his team and fans down.

  11. hvoigt21 - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    Good for this maniac racist…..on a team filled with racists right in with Baker ….who instigates racism..and has another one in Brandon Phillips….you see how Baker feeds it right?

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