Johnny Cueto was looking forward to his first start with the Miami Marlins on Monday. He had been working hard in spring training, and he was ready to show his new team what he could do.
The game started off well for Cueto. He retired the first two batters he faced in the first inning. But in the second inning, he started to have trouble. He gave up a leadoff home run to Max Kepler, and then he walked the next two batters.
Cueto then came up to bat, and he struck out. But as he was running to first base, he felt a sharp pain in his right biceps. He knew something was wrong, and he immediately signaled to the Marlins’ dugout that he needed to come out of the game.
Cueto was diagnosed with right biceps tightness, and he was placed on the 10-day injured list. He is expected to miss at least a few weeks, but the Marlins are hopeful that he will be able to return before the end of the season.
Cueto’s injury is a big blow to the Marlins. He was one of their top pitchers, and they were counting on him to help them contend for a playoff spot. But now, they will have to go without him for a while.
It is unclear how Cueto’s injury will affect the Marlins’ season. They are currently in third place in the National League East, but they are only a few games behind the first-place New York Mets. If Cueto is able to return before the end of the season, he could help the Marlins make a run at the playoffs. But if he is out for an extended period of time, it could be difficult for them to make up ground on the Mets.
Only time will tell what the long-term impact of Cueto’s injury will be. But for now, the Marlins are just hoping that he will be able to make a quick recovery.