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Johnny Cueto will return to Reds rotation on Monday

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

The Reds will get their opening day starter back next week.
The Reds will get their opening day starter back next week. (USATSI)

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Right-hander Johnny Cueto will come off the DL and start for the Reds on Monday. He's been out since late June with a lat strain, which has sent him to the DL three times this season.

Cueto, 27, will replace southpaw Tony Cingrani in the bullpen. Cingrani left last Tuesday's start with back spams, but Thursday's off-day allowed the team to rearrange the rotation and push his spot back to Monday.

Between injuries, Cueto went 4-2 with a 3.33 ERA in 48 2/3 innings. He'll join the formidable rotation quartet of Mat Latos, Homer Bailey, Bronson Arroyo and Mike Leake.

Cueto recently said he was willing to pitch out of the bullpen if that's where the team needed him the most. Cingrani pitched in relief earlier this year.

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