From Hal McCoy on the rumor that Johnny Cueto was hurt in yesterday’s game:
Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty and manager Dusty Baker both say there is no foundation to a rumor that pitcher Johnny Cueto was injured pitching for the Dominican Republic Sunday in the World Baseball Classic.
The story stems from this…
An American League scout walked into Bright House FieldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s media dining room Monday morning and quickly asked, Ã¢â‚¬Å“HowÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Johnny Cueto?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fine, why do you ask?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I heard heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hurt,Ã¢â‚¬Â said the scout. Ã¢â‚¬Å“How bad is it?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Later in the article Jocketty said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to have to quit listening to those scouts. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re the biggest rumormongers around.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Let’s hope that’s all this is.