It's all right," Cueto said Thursday. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Cincinnati Reds have blocked ace Johnny Cueto from pitching for the Dominican Republic in next month's World Baseball Classic. Because he finished the year with an injury, the Reds had the right to block him from playing in the WBC. Cueto was 19-9 with a 2.78 ERA in 33 starts during the regular season If he was a 10-game winner instead of a 19-game winner, there wouldn't be as much pressure."