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NL Central update: Johnny Cueto, Tyler Lyons, Jung-Ho Kang

The Reds' ace looks to be headed for free agency after the season.

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The Cincinnati Reds have not had any discussions with ace Johnny Cueto about a contract extension, according to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi:

As Morosi notes, Cueto's contract is up at the end of this season and he looks to be interested in testing the free agent market. If the Reds lose Cueto, it could force them to get creative in finding pitching or go with a lot of youth in their rotation for 2016, especially with Homer Bailey likely still recovering from Tommy John surgery to start the season.

NL Central standings 5/4:

Central W L GB
St. Louis 18 6 -
Chi Cubs 13 10 4.5
Cincinnati 12 13 6.5
Pittsburgh 12 13 6.5
Milwaukee 7 18 11.5


NL Central news & notes 5/4: