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Reds still undecided on Cueto if there's Game 4

Associated Press Modified: October 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm •  Published: October 9, 2012

"We're seeing if we can avoid it because he wouldn't be available the next series," Baker said. "But if it's unavoidable, that's something different. We're weighing our options right now."

The other option is to lean on the bullpen again. They could bring Latos back on short rest again, though that's not an appealing alternative.

Baker planned to meet with Cueto, team trainers, general manager Walt Jocketty and pitching coach Bryan Price to make a decision later in the day.

"We've got to talk about it, see how Johnny is," Baker said. "A lot of guys would be on less than full rest (if they use the bullpen for Game 4). We hope we don't have to talk about it at all. But you know it's going to be a tough game today. You're taking the last breath out of somebody."


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