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Johnny Cueto | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Johnny Cueto’s agent, Bryce Dixon, confirmed Saturday that his client will not exercise the opt-out in his contract.
That means Cueto will remain with the Giants for the four years and $84 million that's left on his deal. The decision doesn't come as a surprise after Cueto's disappointing 2017 season that saw him post a 4.52 ERA, but it does take another potential big arm off the market after Masahiro Tanaka also chose not to opt out of his contract. Sun, Nov 5, 2017 10:01:00 AM

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Johnny Cueto gave up four runs and 12 hits in five innings, but got the no-decision in a 5-4 win over the Padres.

As was the case for most of the season, Cueto failed to keep hitters off balance, and gave up plenty of baserunners while failing to miss bats. Cueto might be the poster child for how poorly things went for the Giants in 2017. He's certainly a bounce back candidate when you consider his previous success, but he's no longer a young pitcher, so there's a chance his best days are behind him.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:21:00 PM

Johnny Cueto yielded two runs in six innings and struck out eight in a win over the Diamondbacks on Monday.

A day after clinching, the Diamondbacks did Cueto a huge favor by putting out a starting with a total of 28 major league homers this year. Cueto didn't exactly make quick work of them, but he did give the Giants a fourth solid outing in five tries since coming off the disabled list. He's 8-8 with a 4.43 ERA overall.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 02:08:00 AM

Johnny Cueto allowed two earned runs, seven hits and four walks with six strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Cueto threw 71 of his 105 pitches for strikes in the quality start, his first outing allowing three or fewer runs while going six or more innings since June 24, a span of eight starts. His next scheduled start is set for Monday in Arizona.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 03:52:00 AM

Johnny Cueto allowed four earned runs, six hits and four walks with eight strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings in a loss against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Cueto needed 101 pitches to record just 11 outings, posting a game score of 37. He has managed just one victory across his past five outings. His next scheduled start is set for next Tuesday against German Marquez and the Rockies. Cueto is 2-1 with a 4.76 ERA in three previous starts this season against the Rox.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 02:47:00 AM

Johnny Cueto pitched five innings of one-run ball and struck out seven in a win over the Rockies on Wednesday.

The Giants have to be encouraged by how Cueto has looked in his two starts since returning from the disabled list. Tonight, he struck out seven and went without allowing a homer at Coors Field. It's just the third time in 21 starts this year that he's limited a team to one run.
Thu, Sep 7, 2017 12:25:00 AM

Johnny Cueto was effective in his return from the disabled list, allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Cardinals.

Cueto struck out just two and gave up a two-run homer, but the Cardinals couldn't put together a second rally against him. It was Cueto's first major league start since July 13 due to blister and forearm issues. He'll be a risky play in mixed leagues the rest of the way.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 01:51:00 AM

Giants activated RHP Johnny Cueto from the 10-day disabled list.

Cueto will rejoin the Giants' rotation on Friday against the Cardinals after missing nearly all of the second half with blister issues and then a strained flexor tendon. He didn't pitch very well on his rehab assignment and could be fairly limited from a pitch count perspective Friday.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 06:21:00 PM

The Giants will decide whether to reinsert Johnny Cueto (forearm) into their rotation after he throws a bullpen session Wednesday.

Cueto was tagged for eight runs -- five earned -- over 3 2/3 innings in a rehab start with High-A San Jose on Sunday. The right-hander says he feels fine physically, though, and as long as he gets through Wednesday's 'pen session the Giants will likely give him a start over the weekend. Cueto has been sidelined since mid-July first with multiple blister issues and then with a strained flexor tendon.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 08:44:00 PM

Johnny Cueto (forearm) will make what's expected to be his final rehab start with High-A San Jose on Sunday.

Cueto tossed three scoreless innings for Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday in his first rehab outing. He'll up his pitch count a bit more on Sunday before rejoining the Giants' rotation after rosters expand. Cueto has been out since mid-July with a strained flexor tendon.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 05:41:00 PM

Johnny Cueto (forearm) worked three scoreless innings Tuesday with Triple-A Sacramento.

Cueto allowed three hits but issued zero walks and of most importance was that he looked healthy. The right-hander landed on the disabled list July 15 due to multiple blisters on his throwing hand and he was removed from a rehab start July 31 at High-A San Jose after suffering a flexor tendon strain. If everything goes smoothly from here, Cueto could be ready to return to the Giants' rotation around the second week of September.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 10:57:00 PM

Johnny Cueto (forearm) is expected to go three innings Tuesday night at Triple-A Sacramento.

Cueto was supposed to resume his minor league rehab assignment on Monday, but he came down with a minor illness so the Giants pushed him back one day. Cueto will probably need to stretch out to six innings in the minors before the out-of-contention Giants activate him off the disabled list. He's been out since mid-July.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 07:58:00 PM

Johnny Cueto (forearm) was scratched from his rehab start with Triple-A Sacramento on Monday due to illness.

It's not a big deal, as Cueto is expected to take the ball Tuesday instead. He figures to require at least a couple minor league rehab outings before rejoining the Giants' rotation.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 06:19:00 PM

Johnny Cueto (forearm) will resume his minor league rehab assignment Monday at Triple-A Sacramento.

Cueto was originally placed on the DL because of a blister issue but suffered a strained flexor tendon while making a rehab appearance for High-A San Jose on July 31. Despite the setback, Cueto has made it through a few bullpen sessions and is now ready to try his hand in some rehab games. The right-hander is expected to throw between 50-60 pitches on Monday. If all goes well, Cueto should be back in the Giants' rotation sometime next month.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 07:46:00 PM

Johnny Cueto (forearm) is scheduled to throw a 70-pitch bullpen session on Friday.

Cueto made it through a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday without issue and is now ready to ramp things up. He landed on the disabled list July 15 with multiple blisters on his right hand and then suffered a flexor tendon strain in a rehab start on July 31. The right-hander could return to the Giants' rotation sometime in September if he can avoid further setbacks.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 11:57:00 AM

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C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
3Aramis Garcia
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Miguel Gomez
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Josh Rutledge
3B1Evan Longoria
2Pablo Sandoval
3Ryder Jones
LF1Hunter Pence
2Jarrett Parker
3Austin Slater
4Mac Williamson
CF1Gorkys Hernandez
2Steven Duggar
RF1Andrew McCutchen
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Chris Stratton
5Ty Blach
6Tyler Beede
7Tyler Herb
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Sam Dyson
3Hunter Strickland
4Will Smith
5Derek Law
6Cory Gearrin
7Steven Okert
8Josh Osich
9Pierce Johnson
10Julian Fernandez
11Reyes Moronta
12DJ Snelten
13Roberto Gomez