Setback for Cueto

The Reds got some bad news during the off day that ace Johnny Cueto had a setback discovered during his checkup in Cincinnati. His rehab assignment start today at Double-A Pensacola has been scratched.

What’s particularly troubling is the injury. Cueto, who is on the DL for a strained right lat, felt soreness in his oblique muscle.

“He had a good bullpen [Monday] and he didn’t experience anything in his arm but he experienced soreness in that oblique that he hurt last year in the playoffs,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “So, we’ll wait and see.”

You may recall that Cueto had to exit Game 1 of the NLDS at San Francisco after only eight pitches because of a strained right oblique.

Cueto will be examined again on Monday and a potential rehab schedule will be updated then. That means any future roster move and figuring out what to do with Tony Cingrani has been tabled.


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This is amazing, considering the Reds are suppose to have an ace training staff.

One has to wonder if that weird twisting halfway around before he pitches is contributing to these injuries. I seem to remember when he first arrived here, he didn’t do that.

I predicted this. Cueto will have an injury plagued career at best. Here is a thought… Reds stand zero chance to resign chapman…. Our bullpen is over stuffed, we even have more good relievers waiting in the wings. Why not trade chapman to a team with some great minor league prospects so we can restock our own aa and aaa teams? Bailey, arroyo, and with cueto issues you can see we lack long term depth at starting pitching

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