Cueto not in St. Louis with Reds
Posted on: September 3, 2010 6:46 pm
Edited on: September 3, 2010 6:47 pm
The Reds knew Johnny Cueto wouldn't be safe in the batter's box during this weekend's series in St. Louis. Did someone decide he'd be better off not being in the Gateway City at all?
The pitcher, suspended seven games for his actions in the August 10 brawl between the Reds and Cardinals, is away from the team for an unspecified "serious family issue" and did not travel with the team to St. Louis, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Cueto is not scheduled to pitch in the series -- which, given the tension between these teams, is wise. There had been reports the Reds had planned to "limit his visibility" this weekend, which probably means they were going to stash him in the off-limits areas of the clubhouse and away from both reporters and the Cardinals.
Now it looks like Cueto won't be facing the Cardinals on or off the field until 2011.
-- David Andriesen
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