Johnny Cueto placed on 15 day disabled list

The Cincinnati Red was placed on the disabled list for the third time this season with a right lat injury.

According to, Cueto will be examined on Saturday in Cincinnati. The Reds called up reliever Logan Ondrusek from Triple-A Louisville.

Cueto left Friday’s start against the Texas Rangers on Friday in the second inning after throwing a 1-2 pitch to Rangers’ first baseman Mitch Moreland.

“It’s very disheartening,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “I know he was so close to being himself. He’s worked hard. I just hope we can come up with a solution.”

According to CBS Sports, Cueto missed late April and most of May with a right lat injury and in 2011 also missed time with the same injury.

The Reds announced they will move Tony Cingrani from the bullpen back to the rotation to fill in for Cueto. Cingrani was 3-0 for the Reds in seven starts when he took Cueto’s spot the last two stints on the disabled list.

Cueto,27, is 4-2 with a 3.33 earned run average this season for the Reds. He finished forth in the National League Cy Young voting last year when he went 19-9 with a 2.78 earned run average. Cueto has played six seasons for the Reds and is 64-48 in his career.


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