Johnny Cueto to be placed on DL with lat strain, according to report

Sunday April 14th, 2013

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto will be placed on the disabled list with a lat strain, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported on Sunday.

Cueto left his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday because of what the team said was a triceps injury. But after further evaluation on Sunday, it appears that Cueto's injury turned out to be more serious.

The 27-year-old Cueto is 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings this season over three starts. Last year, he went 19-9 with a 2.78 ERA, finishing fourth in National League Cy Young voting.

Without Cueto, the Reds could turn to Tony Cingrani, who has a 1.63 ERA in 209 2/3 minor league innings in his career. Or 28-year-old long reliever Sam LeCure could join the rotation.

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