Cincinnati Reds starter Johnny Cueto is on the disabled list for the third time this season because of issues with his right lat muscle.
The Reds put their opening day starter on the DL again Saturday, a day after he left the series opener at Texas because of tightness in his upper back. Cueto threw only 29 pitches and came out one batter into the second inning Friday night.
''It's very disheartening,'' manager Dusty Baker said Saturday. ''So close to being himself. It's hard. I just hope we can come up with a solution.''
Cueto returned to Cincinnati on Saturday to be examined by Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek.
Cincinnati recalled right-hander Logan Ondrusek from Triple-A Louisville.
Cueto (4-2, 3.33 ERA) was on the DL from April 15 to May 19 with a strained right lat. He missed the first half of June with what was called a strained right shoulder, though it was related to the lat problem.
''I don't know how to explain what is happening,'' Cueto said through a tran...