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Cincinnati Reds Johnny Cueto suffers oblique injury

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Johnny Cueto's injury may be worse than originally thought.

On Tuesday, Dusty Baker revealed it's an oblique injury and not back spasms.

Cueto, who left his game one start after eight pitches, received treatment on his oblique Monday at Great American Ball Park and is still in limbo on when he might pitch next.

"They said he's getting better," Dusty Baker said. "But, we don't know what "better" is. That's (oblique injury) in a very volatile area. Sometimes they hang around for a while. We don't know the severity of it."

Baker said no decision has been made on who would pitch game four if the Giants win Tuesday.

If the Reds replace Cueto on the roster, he would then be ineligible for the NLCS. Cueto led the Reds with 19 wins this season.

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