– Reds starter Johnny Cueto will miss at least one more start after an MRI found inflammation in his pitching elbow.

Results Tuesday showed no major damage in the right elbow. Cueto, who won 20 games last season, had to skip a scheduled start over the weekend because of stiffness.

Cueto is in the final year of his contract and hasn’t been able to reach a deal with the Reds, who could trade him at midseason if they’re still out of the race. Cincinnati had lost nine in a row — its longest slump in 17 years — through Monday.

Cueto is 3-4 with a 3.03 ERA in nine starts. He and Mike Leake are the two holdovers from last year’s rotation. Homer Bailey tore a ligament in his pitching elbow and had Tommy John surgery. Mat Latos was traded to Miami in the offseason.

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