The Cincinnati Reds have removed injured starting pitcher
Johnny Cueto from their roster, replacing him with right-hander Mike Leake,
reports John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer:
#Reds confirm it is Leake. Cueto off roster.
— John Fay (@johnfayman) October 10, 2012
Cueto sustained an oblique injury during his first appearance
of the National League Division Series, and the Reds ultimately decided to
remove him from their roster. If they are able to advance beyond the San
Francisco Giants to the NL Championship Series, Cueto will not be eligible to
be on their roster.
Leake started in place of Cueto yesterday, taking the loss
in the Reds 8-3 loss to the Giants. He gave up five runs on six hits and two
walks with one strikeout over 4 1/3 innings.