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Johnny Cueto | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 tossed six scoreless innings Sunday, striking out seven in a win over the Angels.
As he's been all year, Cueto was brilliant in this one, walking two while giving p just two singles in his six innings of work. In four starts overall, the right-hander has allowed just one run -- total -- across 26 innings. That works out to a 0.35 ERA, with a 0.65 WHIP and 23/4 K/BB ratio to boot. His blister issues seemingly behind him, Cueto will look to keep rolling Saturday when he faces the division-rival Dodgers. Apr 22 - 9:21 PM

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Johnny Cueto (ankle) returned to the mound and allowed just two hits with no walks and 11 strikeouts over seven scoreless innings in a no-decision in Arizona on Tuesday.

Cueto didn't show any ill effects of his ankle injury, tossing 64 of his 97 pitches for strikes in his return from the 10-day disabled list. The veteran wasn't working on any abnormal pitch restriction and he looked better than ever against a high-octane offense. His next scheduled start is set for Sunday's road game against the Angels.
Apr 18 - 1:36 AM

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

Cueto will return to the Giants' rotation on Tuesday in Arizona. He had an impressive 0.69 ERA and 0.85 WHIP through two starts before landing on the disabled list April 10, retroactive to April 5, with a left ankle sprain. Tyler Beede was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday to clear a 25-man roster spot.
Apr 17 - 6:10 PM

Johnny Cueto (ankle) will rejoin the Giants' rotation on Tuesday in Arizona.

Cueto's left ankle was still tender when he threw last week, but things went better when he threw Saturday, clearing the way for his return. The veteran right-hander is off to a fine start this season with just one run allowed in two outings. He's worth starting in fantasy leagues even in a less than ideal matchup.
Apr 15 - 2:53 PM

Johnny Cueto (ankle) told reporters he thinks he could be activated from the disabled list and start Tuesday when first eligible.

Cueto has said as recently as a few days ago that his left ankle was still hurting him when he threw, but after throwing 20 pitches to hitters and another 20 in the bullpen Saturday he's more optimistic. A left ankle sprain landed Cueto on the DL retroactive to April 5. Cueto posted a strong 0.69 ERA through two starts before the injury.
Apr 14 - 6:24 PM

Johnny Cueto said after throwing on flat ground Thursday that his ailing left ankle "still hurts when I throw."

Cueto and the Giants were hoping that the veteran right-hander would be ready to rejoin the rotation Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, but that's looking very much up in the air. "I don’t want to give an estimate," said Cueto. "It still hurts when I throw. I’m concerned about maybe committing to throwing Tuesday and getting hurt more." Andrew Suarez took Cueto's spot earlier this week, but he's already been sent back down so the Giants would need to summon someone else if Cueto isn't ready Tuesday.
Apr 13 - 11:53 AM

Johnny Cueto (ankle) threw off flat ground on Thursday.

The right-hander will throw a live batting practice on Saturday. If that goes well, he could be cleared to start Tuesday against Arizona. Cueto landed on the DL with a sprained left ankle earlier this week.
Apr 12 - 7:53 PM

Johnny Cueto (ankle) could return from the disabled list Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

Cueto landed on the DL with a sprained ankle earlier this week but was never expected to be out for long. Andrew Suarez, who was called up to replace Cueto in the Giants' rotation, was sent back to Triple-A on Thursday. That would suggest Cueto is on track to return for Tuesday's series opener in Arizona. It's a rare bit of good news for the Giants, who have struggled with injuries in the early going.
Apr 12 - 5:58 PM

Giants placed RHP Johnny Cueto on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 5, with a left ankle sprain.

Cueto tweaked his ankle over the weekend, so the Giants decided to play it safe and give him some extra rest. Andrew Suarez is expected to make his major league debut on Wednesday, following Tyler Beede in his MLB debut on Tuesday. It goes without saying, but things haven't gone according to plan for the Giants' rotation this season.
Apr 10 - 9:13 PM

The Giants are mulling over whether to place Johnny Cueto (ankle) on the disabled list.

Cueto tweaked his ankle in his last start and then rolled it over the weekend, so he's doubtful to start Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. The Giants have prospect Andrew Suarez on the taxi squad as a replacement. The only question is whether the Giants will simply push Cueto back or just put him on the disabled list.
Apr 10 - 7:56 PM

Johnny Cueto's next start has been pushed to Wednesday.

Cueto tweaked his ankle in his last start against the Mariners, so this gives him a little extra rest. It also lays out the Giants' rotation better in the long run with Jeff Samardzija (pectoral) due back April 19. Tyler Beede has been called up from High-A San Jose to make his major league debut Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks.
Apr 10 - 8:22 AM

Johnny Cueto tweaked his ankle in his start against the Mariners on Wednesday.

Cueto suffered the injury while fielding a bunt by Dee Gordon. He was able to stay in the game and finished with six shutout innings. The Giants are likely going to be cautious with one of the few healthy starters on their roster, so Cueto might get a day or two of additional rest before his next outing.
Apr 4 - 11:42 PM

Johnny Cueto was outstanding in Wednesday's victory over the Mariners, allowing just one run on eight hits over six frames.

Cueto walked two and struck out one on the evening. The only damage against him came on an RBI double by Daniel Vogelbach in the sixth inning. After getting very little fanfare from fantasy owners this spring, Cueto has delivered a pair of gems to begin the season. He'll carry a stellar 0.69 ERA and 0.85 WHIP into Tuesday's outing against the Diamondbacks.
Apr 4 - 10:16 PM

Johnny Cueto allowed just one hit with no walks over seven scoreless innings while amassing four strikeouts Friday on the road against the Dodgers in a no-decision.

Unfortunately for Cueto and his fantasy owners he was unable to pick up a much deserved win since Alex Wood was also throwing peas on the other side, and the Frisco offense also managed just one hit against the southpaw. Eventually it was Joe Panik providing the late-inning heroics to help Tony Watson to the relief win.
Mar 31 - 12:54 AM

Johnny Cueto limited the Athletics to one run over 5 2/3 innings in a 5-1 Cactus League win Sunday.

Cueto scattered five hits and a walk while fanning six in the tune-up. The right-hander finishes spring with a 4.20 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with 16 strikeouts in 15 Cactus League innings. The second or arguably third-best starter in San Francisco as of a few days ago, injuries to Madison Bumgarner and Jeff Samardzija have lined up Cueto to be the team's de facto ace, at least in the early part of the season.
Mar 25 - 8:20 PM

Depth Charts

C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Evan Longoria
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hunter Pence
CF1Austin Jackson
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Chris Stratton
5Ty Blach
6Derek Holland
7Tyler Beede
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Tony Watson
4Cory Gearrin
5Sam Dyson
6Will Smith
7Josh Osich
8Pierce Johnson
9Reyes Moronta
10Derek Law
11Julian Fernandez