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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 (elbow) will make a minor league rehab start for Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.
He's finally ready for game action after sitting out the past two months with a sprained elbow. Cueto will need three rehab outings to build up his pitch count after missing so much time (he's slated to throw 40 pitches on Saturday). The 32-year-old was off to a stellar start before his injury, logging a 0.84 ERA over 32 innings in March and April. Jun 21 - 7:52 PM

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Johnny Cueto (elbow) could begin a minor league rehab assignment as early as Saturday.

A more detailed plan will be laid out after Cueto plays catch on Thursday. He's already thrown a number of bullpen sessions, and he faced live batters earlier this week without issue. The veteran right-hander had a stellar 0.84 ERA and 0.69 WHIP in five starts with the Giants when he landed on the disabled list May 1 with a sprained right elbow.
Jun 20 - 2:53 PM

Johnny Cueto (elbow) will throw live batting practice Monday.

That appears to be the last hurdle between him and some rehab games. He'll likely need a couple to build up his stamina, besides the fact that he won't be able to return until the end of the month anyway. Cueto is working his way back from a right elbow sprain suffered in early May.
Jun 16 - 6:19 PM

Johnny Cueto (elbow) threw a 45-pitch bullpen session Monday.

Cueto threw at the same intensity he would have if he was warming up before a start and said he felt good. Depending on how he recovers, he'll next throw either another bullpen session or will face hitters.
Jun 11 - 5:14 PM

Johnny Cueto (elbow) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session Friday.

It's his first time throwing off a mound since he was diagnosed with a sprained right elbow at the beginning of May. Cueto will throw two more bullpen sessions and a live batting practice session before beginning a rehab assignment. He could need just two rehab starts, possibly putting him in line for activation when he's first eligible on June 30.
Jun 8 - 5:11 PM

Johnny Cueto (elbow) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

Cueto will be joined by Jeff Samardzija in throwing bullpen sessions. This comes with Madison Bumgarner making his first start of 2018 on Tuesday, so yeah, things are starting to look up for the San Francisco rotation. Cueto is on the 60-day disabled list and is not eligible for a return yet, but it does sound like there's a chance the veteran right-hander could be ready to roll by the end of June.
Jun 5 - 7:53 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that it's possible Johnny Cueto (elbow) returns before the end of June.

Cueto played catch from 120 feet this weekend and felt so good that he also did some light tossing off a mound. He's slated to throw a regular bullpen session by next weekend. It would appear that the right-hander is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a sprained elbow, although he obviously has a long way to go.
Jun 3 - 2:59 PM

Johnny Cueto (elbow) will begin throwing off flat ground Monday.

Cueto is on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain and is out until early July at the earliest, so this is the first step in what will likely be a lengthy process. Cueto will be welcomed back with open arms by the club and fantasy owners when he does return, after he posted a shiny 0.84 ERA and 0.69 WHIP in five starts before the injury.
May 26 - 5:58 PM

Giants transferred RHP Johnny Cueto from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Cueto was diagnosed earlier this week with a right elbow sprain and this move comes as confirmation that he will be sidelined until at least early July. The 32-year-old right-hander had a stellar 3-0 record, 0.84 WHIP, and 0.69 WHIP through his first five starts this season with the Giants.
May 10 - 11:20 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Johnny Cueto is expected to miss six weeks with a right elbow sprain.

It's good news under the circumstances. While the specific severity of the elbow issue isn't clear, Dr. James Andrews recommended rest over surgery. Cueto could be back in the Giants' rotation by the end of June, though additional reports suggest that he could miss eight weeks. Still, he'll obviously be missed as the Giants try to stay in contention. Cueto has been excellent this season, posting a 0.84 ERA across five starts.
May 7 - 1:14 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that Johnny Cueto will get two and maybe even three opinions on his injured right elbow.

That third opinion could come from Dr. James Andrews while the Giants are in Atlanta this weekend. Cueto was placed on the disabled list Tuesday due to inflammation in his right elbow and there might not be any word on a timetable for his potential return until early next week. The 32-year-old right-hander has been dominant this season when healthy, going 3-0 with a 0.84 ERA and 0.69 WHIP in five starts, but this is already his second DL stint and it could be a long one.
May 2 - 2:46 PM

Giants placed RHP Johnny Cueto on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

Cueto has been brilliant this season when healthy, but this will be his second trip to the disabled list and it could very well be a lengthier stay than his first one. The 32-year-old right-hander leaves behind a 3-0 record, 0.84 ERA, and 0.69 WHIP (through five starts). There should be an update on the severity of the elbow issue -- and perhaps a recovery timetable -- later in the week.
May 1 - 9:05 PM

Johnny Cueto allowed just two earned runs, three hits and two walks with three strikeouts over six innings in a win Saturday in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Dodgers.

Cueto improved to 3-0 while throwing 59 of his 98 pitches for strikes. He has five appearances and five quality starts so far and he has yielded three or fewer hits in four of the outings. Cueto continues to cruise along and will look to carry over the momentum into his next scheduled start on Friday in Atlanta opposite Brandon McCarthy.
Apr 29 - 4:11 AM

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

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

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2B1Joe Panik
2Alen Hanson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Evan Longoria
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
CF1Gorkys Hernandez
2Austin Jackson
RF1Andrew McCutchen
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Chris Stratton
5Derek Holland
6Andrew Suarez
7Dereck Rodriguez
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R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Tony Watson
4Cory Gearrin
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8Ty Blach
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