5/2 vs. CHC
Reds lineup vs. Cubs (it should look familiar after the rainout)
*After Tuesday’s rainout, the rotation has been readjusted. Johnny Cueto will still pitch on Friday at PIT, followed by Mike Leake on Saturday and Mat Latos on Sunday. This still keeps Cueto on his regular rest.
“He’s going too well not to right now,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said.
The other option would have been to skip Leake, who was originally slated for Thursday. Baker was just glad the postponed day wasn’t made into a doubleheader during this series.
“Had we done that and had to go with Leake and Bailey tomorrow, that would have really messed up our rotation,” Baker said. “Then we’d have to get somebody in here and send somebody out that we don’t want to send out and they’d have to be out 10 days and we’d have to change our whole rotation around.”
It still hasn’t been scheduled yet, but it will happen in a doubleheader when the Cubs return Aug. 17-19.
*The Reds confirmed that they signed RHP Michael Wuertz to a Minor League deal. Wuertz will report to extended Spring Training in Arizona for the time being, said Minor League director Bill Bavasi.