Found April 16, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
The Reds enjoyed a full season of healthy starting pitching on their way to an NL Central crown last season. This year is already a different story, though, as they'll have to do without their Opening Day starter for at least the next 15 days. Cincinnati placed right-hander Johnny Cueto on the disabled list Monday with a strained back muscle he suffered over the weekend. Coming off a fourth-place finish in the NL Cy Young voting last season, Cueto was off to a good start this year -- 18 strikeouts to just six walks in 17.1 innings to go with a 2.60 early-season ERA -- before straining the muscle in Saturday's game in Pittsburgh. Cueto appeared to grimace while striking out Pedro Alvarez in the 5th inning, and then threw one pitch to Travis Snider before being pulled. After delivering the pitch to Snider, Cueto appeared to try to stretch out his back. With trainers on the mound, Cueto started grabbing his right triceps, leading some to believe that's ...
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