The Cincinnati Reds will have Johnny Cueto for their postseason push.
CBSSports.com reported Sunday the Reds right-hander will come off the DL and start for the team on Monday when the team opens a three-game series against the Astros in Houston. Games 2 and 3 will be started by Mike Leake and Greg Reynolds, respectively.
Skipper Dusty Baker said there would be a pitch count on his oft-injured 27-year-old ace, but didn't provide a specific number. Cueto threw 60 pitches in a live batting practice session on Wednesday, his second such session, according to Reds.com.
Cueto has been out since late June with a lat strain. The injury has put him on the DL three times this season.
Between injuries, Cueto went 4-2 with a 3.33 ERA in 48 2/3 innings this season.
Cueto is filling a hole in the starting rotation left by Tony Cingrani who left his last start with back issues. Cingrani replaced Cueto in the rotation when he was first hampered by injuries earlier this season.
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