Cueto begins to throw

It was a small step but a key one for injured Reds ace Johnny Cueto. On Monday, Cueto began throwing and was soft tossing from distances of up to 75 feet.

“It went good. I’m happy,” Cueto said afterwards.

Cueto, who went on the disabled list a week ago with a strained right lat muscle, is expected to throw again on Tuesday.

“I just wanted to make sure that we calmed everything down and did strengthening,” head trainer Paul Lessard said. “Now we’ll start throwing as well as an exercise program to keep him strong.”

No date has been set for having Cueto pitch off of mound.

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