Baseball Notes: Johnny Cueto will miss another start

Johnny Cueto

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto throws during an interleague game against the Kansas City Royals on May 19.

Associated Press

Cincinnati Reds starter Johnny Cueto will miss at least one more start after an MRI found inflammation in his pitching elbow.

Results Tuesday showed no major damage in the right elbow. Cueto, who won 20 games last season, had to skip a scheduled start over the weekend because of stiffness.

Manager Bryan Price said Cueto will throw in the next few days and see how the elbow feels. If the stiffness is gone, he will have a bullpen session. The Reds will then consider when to let him start again.



The Arizona Diamondbacks put rookie Enrique Burgos on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis, a day after the reliever faced two batters and gave up hits to both. The 24-year-old Burgos had 25 strikeouts in 13 appearances over 13 2/3 innings, leading major league relievers with 16.46 strikeouts per nine innings. He is 0-2 with a 4.61 earned-run average.

Philadelphia Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. apologized Tuesday for comments critical of the team’s fans, citing a poor choice of words in explaining the organization’s conservative process with its top minor league pitching prospects. In an interview with, Amaro said in response to a question about fans who want the Phillies to more aggressively promote their prospects: “They don’t understand the game. They don’t understand the process. There’s a process. And then they ... complain because we don’t have a plan. There’s a plan in place and we’re sticking with the plan. We can’t do what’s best for the fan. We have to do what’s best for the organization so the fan can reap the benefit of it later on. That’s the truth.”

A week after firing Manager Mike Redmond and replacing him with Dan Jennings, the Miami Marlins reassigned third base coach Brett Butler and replaced him with assistant hitting coach Lenny Harris. Butler will now work in the dugout and serve as the outfield and baserunning coach. ... The Colorado Rockies scratched Jorge De La Rosa from his scheduled start against the Reds on Tuesday night because of a cut finger on his pitching hand that has been bothering him.

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