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NL Central rotations returning to normal

Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:27 am
Edited on: May 4, 2011 12:27 am
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Homer BaileyThe National League Central is slowly getting its pitchers back.

Milwaukee will get its first chance to see former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke in the second game of the team's double header in Atlanta on Wednesday, while the Reds announced Homer Bailey and Johnny Cueto will return to the rotation this week.

Bailey, pictured, returns on Thursday, while Johnny Cueto will start Sunday at Wrigley Field against the Cubs. Cincinnati had planned on giving Cueto another rehab start before activating him from the disable list, but Mike Leake's clunker on Tuesday may have sped up Cueto's timetable.

Leake allowed seven runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Astros on Tuesday and will likely be moved to the bullpen to serve as the long reliever, with Sam LeCure headed to Louisville in time for the Kentucky Derby.

"Coming out of spring training, [Leake] was going to be our long guy," Baker told reporters, including John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. "He performed well in those other guys' absence. Tonight was the first time he got whacked around in a while."

Bailey has looked good in his rehab starts, starting three games and allowing just one run on 11 hits in 16 2/3 innings, while striking out 14 and walking four. Cueto's made four starts for Triple-A Louisville, going 0-2 with a 6.28 ERA, allowing 10 earned runs (12 total) on 19 hits in 14 1/3 innings, striking out 13 and walking six.

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