Originally Posted by GAC
It's really uncertain, at this point, how long JC will be on the DL because it really depends on the degree/severity of the strain. Last year Roy Halladay spent 6-7 weeks on the DL for a lat strain. Again, it depends on the severity. Rest, mild rehab, anti-inflammatory, and see where it goes. They will be cautious though.
They limited Cingrani's pitch count Sunday, so expect him to be called up.
And I'd have no problem giving the ball to LeCure either.
Lecure isn't a likely starter anymore. Last year he averaged just over an inning per outing. Lifetime less than two innings per outing (over four years in the majors).
Lecure started four games in 2011; zero in 2012.
Lecure started 122 games in the minors, but those days are long gone.
And I don't think he'd hold up as a starter. Sam misses time with injuries fairly often.
The Reds should stay away from the bullpen if looking for another starter. You'll wind up with Parra, who wasn't a good starter. Or Hoover, who will take months to get stretched out.
I"m thinking Cingrani is the first and second choice. Then, if necessary, we'll see how Gallaraga and Corcino are doing at AAA.