Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto delivers the first pitch of the Reds season during their opening day game against the Angels at Great American Ball Park, Monday, April 1, 2013. GREG LYNCH / STAFF
Photo: Greg Lynch
Photo: Greg Lynch

Cueto to start rehab Thursday in Dayton

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

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