Jun 28, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (47) throws to the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds place Johnny Cueto, Jonathan Broxton on disabled list

The Cincinnati Reds have transferred right handed pitcher Johnny Cueto from the 15 day to the 60 day disabled list and placed Jonathan Broxton back on the 15 day.

Cueto is still trying to work his way back from a strained lat muscle and has just recently began his throwing program. Right now there is no time table for his return, but since he was transferred to the 60 day disabled list today, his return will more than likely be set for Spring Training.

Jonathan Broxton will undergo season ending elbow surgery at some point over the next few weeks. The Cincinnati Reds decision to give him a three year contract worth around $21 million last winter may look like a mistake now.

The Reds have purchased the contract of right handed pitcher Nick Christiani from Triple-A Louisville after placing Broxton on the disabled list. He has posted a 4.05 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 48/15 K/BB ratio in 53 1/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. He will pitch in middle relief for the Reds and should spend the rest of the season on the 25 man roster.

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