Cueto has been working out five days a week at the Reds' Dominican Republic complex in Boca Chica, located about 35 minutes from his home. An offseason throwing program has yet to get underway, but could be close.
"I want to talk to [manager Bryan] Price about when I'm going to throw," Cueto said. "Maybe when I get back to the Dominican on Monday or Tuesday."
Cueto pitched three games at the end of the season, including a loss vs. the Pirates in the National League Wild Card Game. He would like to get some work in before going to Spring Training.
"I need to play winter ball," Cueto said. "I'm going to ask if it's OK."
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