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Still no throwing program for injured ace Cueto

Still no throwing program for injured ace Cueto

Still no throwing program for injured ace Cueto

SAN DIEGO -- Reds ace Johnny Cueto has yet to begin a throwing program as he recovers from a strained right lat muscle. The injury forced the right-hander on the 15-day disabled list for the third time this season on June 29, a day after he left a start against Texas early with the strain.

The Reds do not have a target date for when Cueto might begin throwing, and he did not accompany the team on its West Coast road trip that wraps up Wednesday against the Padres.

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"He's doing strengthening stuff and building up endurance through exercise, but not throwing," Reds pitching coach Bryan Price said. "I think in his situation, there has to be a definite confidence amongst all medical and training staff that the injury itself is healed and that we can begin the throwing program without huge concern he's going to re-injure it."

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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