Reds Division Series Roster Substitution Approved
Major League Baseball announced today that it has approved a roster substitution for the Cincinnati Reds due to an injury sustained by right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto. Cueto will be replaced on the Division Series roster by right-handed pitcher Mike Leake.
MLB Postseason rules provide that a Club may request permission from the Commissioner’s Office to replace a player who is unable to play because of an injury. The Commissioner’s Office may approve or disapprove the request based on the specific facts and circumstances. In accordance with the rules, Cueto will be ineligible to return in the National League Championship Series, but would be eligible to return for the World Series if the Reds advance.