CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto has looked good in his two starts since returning from the disabled list, giving the Cincinnati Reds back their ace in time for the playoffs.
The question now is how they use him.
They also have that question about speedy Billy Hamilton, who has made a big impact on games by going 13 for 13 in steals since his promotion.
Manager Dusty Baker said on Tuesday that the Reds haven't made decisions on either player for the playoffs. It's clear Baker likes having Cueto because of his experience and ability to dominate a lineup.
There are several factors in the decision on Hamilton, including whether the Reds think he is ready to do more than just steal against top pitchers.
Follow Joe Kay on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apjoekay