Found May 15, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Johnny Cueto is in the midst of a rehab assignment following a strained lat muscle he suffered a month ago.  The injury was thought to be minor originally, but the Cincinnati Reds excersied caution and eventually placed Cueto on the disabled list.  After some bullpen sessions, a set back here and there, and a couple minor league rehab starts, Cueto feels ready to make his big return. C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer says Cueto was so dominant and efficient in his rehab start yesterday that after he went five innings, Cueto still had to throw 23 pitches in the bullpen to reach his pitch limit.  Cueto was understandable confident after the game when he proclaimed, "Yeah, I'm feeling ready." “I worked all my pitches like I would have had to in a real game,” Cueto said -- this time with Fosas interpreting. “I approached it like a normal game.” The Reds would love to have Cueto back.  They are a solid 23-16, but they still trail the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central.  Cincinnati's pitching been decent, but not great.  The return of Cueto could change that.  He has proven himself to be a competent pitcher and worthy of the ace title on the Reds' staff. Cueto is 1-0 with a 2.66 ERA so far this season.  He's made just three starts, though.  Last year, Cueto started 33 games, went 19-9, and posted an impressive 2.78 ERA.  He has been in the league for six years now and has a 3.56 career ERA. If Cueto is actually ready and there are no lingering affects from his lat strain, the Reds may choose to activate him on Sunday.  Sunday would be normal rest for Cueto. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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