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The Reds have hit a rough patch. They're the owners of a five-game losing streak, including being swept by the lowly Pirates.
Far more worrisome is the injury to their ace, Johnny Cueto. There's been no official announcement, but Ken Rosenthal reported that Cueto will be DL'd with a lat strain.
If that's true, Will Carroll says that's bad news. The average time lost due to a lat strain is 60 days.
Reds beat writer C. Trent Rosecrans reports that Tony Cingrani did pitch today, but was limited to two innings.
“We had our instructions to limit Tony today,” Louisville manager Jim Riggleman told John Wagner of the Toledo Blade after the game. “Tony will stay with us [in Columbus] and we will see what happens with Cueto. If the prognosis on Cueto is not good, then maybe Tony will go. That’s why we have to have [Cingrani] ready to pitch.”
That's kind of odd. Why "maybe"? Are the Reds still hoping Cueto won't have to be DL'd? Are they having second thoughts about using Cingrani, if Cueto will be out two months instead of just two weeks?
I guess we'll find out soon. The Reds are going to have to make a decision, and an announcement, soon.
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