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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
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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. Aug 16 - 11:57 AM

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Johnny Cueto (forearm) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon.

It was his first mound workout since he left a rehab start on July 31 with a flexor tendon strain. There is no timetable currently for Cueto's return to the Giants' starting rotation. He may run out of time.
Aug 15 - 5:54 PM

Johnny Cueto (forearm) will throw off a mound later this week.

It will be his first bullpen session since he exited a rehab start two weeks ago with a flexor tendon strain. Cueto should be allowed to resume a rehab assignment fairly soon as long as all goes well, but he doesn't look like a great bet to be healthy and effective down the stretch.
Aug 14 - 5:55 PM

Johnny Cueto said everything felt normal after playing catch Friday for the first time since dealing with forearm tightness on a rehab start.

Cueto, on the DL with blisters, was diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain after the rehab start. If he keeps throwing without any setbacks, he could return in September. He'll require additional rehab starts, though.
Aug 11 - 5:06 PM

Johnny Cueto (forearm) plans to resume throwing this weekend.

Cueto landed on the disabled list July 15 due to blisters on his right hand and he was diagnosed with a mild flexor strain after leaving a rehab start on July 31. There is currently no timetable for his return to San Francisco's rotation. The out-of-contention Giants will surely play this one cautiously.
Aug 8 - 7:56 PM

Johnny Cueto has been diagnosed with a mild flexor strain.

Luckily he was able to avoid any damage to his UCL. Regardless, the injury puts Cueto's season in jeopardy. Teammate Matt Cain was sidelined for two months with a similar injury earlier this year and there are less than two months left in the season. He'll be reevaluated after a week of rest. The Giants are optimistic Cueto will pitch again this year, though there's obviously no need for him to rush back with San Francisco's playoff hopes already dashed.
Aug 1 - 7:40 PM

Johnny Cueto was removed from his rehab start Monday because of forearm tightness, the Giants reported.

It seemed like it might have been another blister issue, but this is far worse news. He'll be examined on Tuesday, and depending on how that goes, it might be time to write him off for the rest of the year.
Aug 1 - 1:57 AM

Johnny Cueto (blisters) was lifted from Monday's rehab start with High-A San Jose after throwing 34 pitches over three scoreless innings.

Cueto had been scheduled to get his pitch count up to 70, so this doesn't seem like an encouraging sign. The hope was that he'd be ready to come off the disabled list Saturday, but that would seem to be in question now. The Giants should have an update on Cueto later Monday.
Jul 31 - 11:09 PM

Johnny Cueto (blisters) hopes to rejoin the Giants' rotation Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Cueto is slated to throw 70 pitches in a rehab start with High-A San Jose on Monday and will be cleared for this weekend if it goes well. Blisters have been a nagging issue for the veteran right-hander this season and could at least partly explain his disappointing 4.59 ERA. Hopefully they're behind him.
Jul 31 - 8:52 PM

Johnny Cueto (blisters) will make a rehab start for High-A San Jose on Monday.

The Giants considered having Cueto return Monday against the Athletics, but they'll play it safe by giving him a rehab start instead. Cueto's name surfaced in trade rumors earlier this year but there hasn't been much talk of that recently. He's been on the DL while nursing multiple blisters.
Jul 29 - 8:44 PM

Johnny Cueto (blisters) threw a bullpen session Wednesday without issue.

Cueto could return to the Giants' starting rotation on Monday night in Oakland, if he's not traded before then. The veteran right-hander has been sidelined since July 15 with multiple blisters on his pitching hand.
Jul 26 - 2:56 PM

Johnny Cueto (blisters) could throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

Cueto played catch again Monday and it appears his blister issues have healed for now. The veteran right-hander is expected to rejoin the Giants' rotation before long, although it's unclear whether he'll need a rehab start first.
Jul 24 - 8:04 PM

Johnny Cueto (blisters) has resumed playing light catch.

Cueto is a little over a week removed from being placed on the disabled list due to multiple blisters on his pitching hand. He's doing much better now and it sounds like he should be able to rejoin the Giants' rotation in relatively short order.
Jul 23 - 3:17 PM

Johnny Cueto (blister) has yet to resume throwing.

Cueto's pitching hand is covered in blisters and obviously needs time to heal. With the Giants going nowhere, there's no reason to rush his recovery. Beat reporter Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle said it will be "a good while" before he returns to the Giants' rotation.
Jul 22 - 7:00 PM

Giants placed RHP Johnny Cueto on the 10-day disabled list with blisters.

Madison Bumgarner was activated in the corresponding move. Cueto is dealing with at least three blisters on his throwing hand and will take five days off from throwing. The right-hander has had a rough year and seems to be pretty down on himself, saying he's felt "like a rookie" at times. Matt Cain will take over Cueto's spot in the starting rotation.
Jul 15 - 7:01 PM

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2B1Joe Panik
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SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Ryder Jones
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LF1Austin Slater
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CF1Denard Span
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RF1Hunter Pence
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PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Ty Blach
6Chris Stratton
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R1Mark Melancon
2Sam Dyson
3Hunter Strickland
4Cory Gearrin
5Josh Osich
6Albert Suarez
7Kyle Crick
8Matt Cain
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