From Mark Sheldon:
Johnny Cueto left his Saturday start vs. the Rockies after only one inning. Cueto was supposed to throw 50-60 pitches over 3-4 innings.
You may recall that Cueto exited his March 11 vs. TEX after two innings because of stiffness in his forearm and biceps. After a couple of days off and having his next start pushed back, he has been long tossing.
In his one inning, Cueto allowed two earned runs and three hits with no walks and one strikeout. He hit leadoff batter Seth Smith before givine up three-straight singles and a one-out sacrifice fly.
Cueto exited the ballpark to see a doctor and said he would speak later.
I downplayed this before, believing what the Reds and Dusty kept saying, that it was nothing serious, etc. But NOW I’m officially worried.
IF this is a serious injury, it puts the Reds in a more difficult position in defending their division crown AND could call into question (once again) their medical staff, which called Cueto’s MRI, done before he signed his extension, “pristine”.