Marlins' Johnny Cueto to pitch in Double-A on rehab assignment

The Miami Marlins sent veteran right-hander Johnny Cueto on a rehab assignment Sunday to Double-A Pensacola.

Cueto was set to pitch three innings for the Blue Wahoos as he nears a return to the major leagues from biceps and ankle injuries.

The 37-year-old Cueto departed his Marlins debut April 3 with a biceps issue after giving up four runs in one inning against the Minnesota Twins, including two home runs. He went on a rehab assignment May 6 with Triple-A Jacksonville but came away with a left ankle sprain.

In 16 major league seasons with five teams, Cueto is 143-108 with a 3.46 ERA in 356 appearances (354 starts). The two-time All-Star has finished in the top six of Cy Young Award voting three times, including a second-place finish in 2014 with the Cincinnati Reds.