Reds activate Johnny Cueto, Sean Marshall from disabled list

Johnny Cueto and Sean Marshall are officially back with the Reds.
Johnny Cueto and Sean Marshall are officially back with the Reds. (USATSI)

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The Cincinnati Reds activated a pair of pitchers before Monday's game in Houston. The club has announced that starter Johnny Cueto and reliever Sean Marshall have both been activated from the 60-day disabled list.

As corresponding moves, pitchers Kyle Lotzkar and Josh Ravin have been designated for assignment.

Cueto, 27, has been dealing with a lat issue through most of the season. He's only been able to make nine starts, going 4-2 with a 3.33 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings. Last season, Cueto finished fourth in NL Cy Young voting with a 19-9 record, 2.78 ERA and 1.17 WHIP.

The move was expected, as Cueto has been slotted to start Monday's game since Sunday.

Marshall, 31, has only made 11 appearances this season due to a left shoulder sprain. He has a 2.57 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and seven strikeouts in seven innings. When healthy, Marshall is one of the more effective lefties in baseball.

The Reds enter Monday with a 4.5 game lead over the Nationals for the second wild card while trailing the Pirates and Cardinals by 3.5 games in the NL Central.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last six World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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