Kuroda to miss start on Saturday

Kuroda to miss start on Saturday

CINCINNATI -- Hiroki Kuroda will miss his next scheduled start, on Saturday against the Indians, with tendinitis and an impingement in his right shoulder, manager Joe Torre said.

Whether he'll go on the disabled list is yet to be determined, though Torre said it was a "probability." Reliever Chan Ho Park will start in Kuroda's place on Saturday whether or not Kuroda goes on the DL.

"It's a probability based on the fact that the last time he pitched was [June 12]," Torre said. "It's been a while anyway, so you count all those days up, it wouldn't put him on the DL very long. But it hasn't been done, so I don't want to say for sure."

If Kuroda is placed on the DL, the move would be retroactive to June 13, enabling him to return on June 28. He will have missed his scheduled start on Wednesday, which was taken over by Derek Lowe, and on Saturday, for which Park will fill in.

Kuroda was sent home prior to Tuesday's series opener with the Reds after informing Torre that he was experiencing soreness in his right shoulder. He underwent an MRI exam on Wednesday morning in Los Angeles with the team's physician, Dr. Neal Ellattrache.

Kuroda had kept his condition quiet all season and didn't inform Torre until he arrived at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday afternoon. Torre sent him home immediately.

If Kuroda goes to the DL, the corresponding roster move would be to bring up a pitcher, perhaps a starter, from Triple-A Las Vegas to put in the bullpen, Torre said.

Brandon Harris is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.