Originally written April 23, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Cincinnati Reds right-handed starting pitcher Johnny Cueto took a big step forward in his recovery from a strained lat muscle, as the ace resumed a throwing program yesterday, according to John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cueto threw for seven minutes on flat ground. He gradually increased his distance to 75 feet. After the session, he told reporters that his injury “felt better,” adding that he didn’t experience any pain. Hitting the disabled list earlier this month, Cueto is eligible to return for Cincinnati on April 29. While it’s good news that he’s throwing again, Fay doesn’t expect the right-hander to be ready to return when eligible. At this point, Cueto will continue to throw daily, assuming he doesn’t face any setbacks. Manager Dusty Baker is glad to hear his ace is coming along, but he also said the Reds will be careful with Cueto. Prior to hitting the DL, Cueto had posted an ERA of 2.60 over his first three starts of the season. The Reds replaced the 27-year-old in the rotation with top prospect Tony Cingrani. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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