Johnny Cueto left his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates early last night with pain in his right triceps.
Cueto said he felt something “sharp” in his arm after throwing a change-up to Pedro Alvarez in the fifth. He was fine before that.
“Yeah (I’m worried),” he said. “I was feeling really good. I wanted to stay in the game.”
He’s in Cincinnati getting it checked out today. Hopefully it’s something that won’t require more than a little time off. It sounds good that it’s not his shoulder or elbow. But he shouldn’t be rushed back onto the mound, especially this early in the season. A weakness in his tricep could lead to more pressure on other parts of his arm. No, it’s best to wait and hope that he’ll miss nothing more than a start or two.