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MLB Injury News:
The Cincinnati Reds have been busy. They have re-signed Ryan Ludwick, they've been looking for additional pieces to keep their run of success going next season, and they've been monitoring injuries. Two of those injury concerns surround two of the Reds' top players; Johnny Cueto and Joey Votto. Here are your Cincinnati Reds injury news updates:
Johnny Cueto, who suffered a strained oblique as the postseason began, has been rehabbing the injury since the season came to an end. Now, according to John Fayman of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cueto has been cleared to throw.
Cueto saw the doctor today. Was cleared to throw. Says he feels good. Asked if he'll play in the WBC, he said: "Probably." #redsfest
— John Fay (@johnfayman) December 8, 2012
Cueto had a huge season for the Reds this past season. In fact, he's had back-to-back big seasons. In 2011, Cueto posted a 2.31 ERA. This past year, Cueto had a 2.78 ERA. He has established himself as the Reds' top pitcher. His health is important to the Reds' success. It's surprising that he intends to play in the WBC.
As for Joey Votto, he suffered a torn ligament in his knee, underwent surgery, and returned at less than 100 percent. Votto played in just 111 games in 2012, and he is still not back to 100 percent.
Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that Votto's surgically repaired left knee has not completely healed yet. He says he's still not at 100 percent strength and is not sure if he will pay in the WBC.
“My strength is not at 100 percent yet, but it’s getting there," Votto said. "I can run at full speed, do jumping and do a lot of strength work. As far as improving, it’s been a great deal.”
Votto was the 2011 National League MVP. In 2012, he was limited by the injury, but he still finished with an All-Star appearance and the highest OBP in the league. He hit ..337/.474/.567 last season.
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