Company In My Back
If you prefer your Johnny Cuetos to be on the DL rather than on the mound, then I’ve got some good news for you. Cueto ended his most recent stint on the DL — where he resided for over a month — about a week ago, but he missed being on the list of the disabled so much, he’s decided to make a return visit. This time for a lat injury.
You’re probably asking yourself, “Where is the latissimus dorsi muscle, Goggles?” Well, let me show you:
(For illustration purposes only. This image clearly does not represent Johnny Cueto, nor any normal human being. It’s obviously Joey Votto.)
What does this mean for the Reds? Outside of tonight’s game, which will now be pitched by Pedro Villareal (pronounced “not Johnny Cueto“), nobody knows. Well, I’m sure SOMEBODY knows, but they’re not sharing that information with me. My guess is that Villareal makes this start and then is sent back to Triple-A Louisville (Lew-uh-vul) and Tony Cingrani will eventually take his place in the rotation.
Nobody seems too concerned about Cueto’s most recent injury, but I could name at least 10 Reds’ injuries in recent years* that nobody was concerned about but turned out to be something to be concerned about.
*Please don’t ask me to do that. Just trust me.