Johnny Cueto passes first test in return
Cueto was activated Monday and started against the Houston Astros.
It was not clear what to expect from Cueto in his early outings, because his rehab sessions consisted only of bullpen workouts and simulated games. He may not be able to go especially deep into games initially, but the Reds are simply looking for results.
Cueto delivered five scoreless innings (including five strikeouts) Monday night, and could face the Pirates this weekend. Five innings is a small sample size, but fantasy owners may be willing to roll the dice on an outing or two from Cueto.