Reds ace Johnny Cueto will make his first rehab start since going on the disabled list at 7:05 p.m. Thursday with the Dayton Dragons at Fifth Third Field against Lansing.
Reds.com first reported the news on Wednesday.
Cueto threw 25 pitches in a bullpen session Monday. He’s recovering from a strained right lat muscle.
Cueto was injured in his third start of the season April 13. He’s 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA.
Tony Cingrani has taken his place in the rotation and is 2-0 with a 2.63 ERA in four starts.
Cueto made 14 starts for the Dragons in 2006 and was 8-1 with a 2.59 ERA.
Thursday’s game will be televised on WHIO Digital Channel 7.2 and Time Warner Cable channels 23 and 372.
— Dave Jablonski