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Johnny Cueto | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/15/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Reds general manager Walt Jocketty indicated that the club is still attempting to sign Johnny Cueto to a long-term contract extension.
Cueto is entering his final season before hitting free agency, and has already made it known that he will not negotiate during the season. If the two sides are unable to come to an agreement by then, he could be a candidate to be flipped at the trade deadline. Feb 15 - 5:11 PM
Source: Boston Globe

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Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports the Reds and Johnny Cueto have made no recent progress on a possible contract extension.

The Reds approached Cueto's agent at the Winter Meetings regarding an extension, but it appears those talks haven't gone anywhere. Cueto's agent, Bryce Dixon, is on record as saying the pitcher won't negotiate an extension during the season, so the two sides have until Opening Day to hammer something out. Cueto, 28, will be a free agent after this season, so any pre-free agency deal will be expensive.
Jan 7 - 7:42 PM

Johnny Cueto's agent, Bryce Dixon, said that his client won't continue extension negotiations with the Reds past Opening Day.

The Reds initiated preliminary talks with Cueto's rep at the Winter Meetings, but general manager Walt Jocketty didn't sound especially optimistic at the time about getting something done. "We had a brief meeting with his agent down here and we'll see how re-signing him progresses. But it won't be easy," Jocketty said. Dixon said that, among free agent pitchers this winter, Max Scherzer is the "closest comp" to Cueto. In other words, it's going to take a pretty penny to lock Cueto up before he hits free agency next offseason.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 06:26:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Reds are getting lots of calls regarding the availability of Johnny Cueto.

The Reds are listening, but Rosenthal writes that they have been steering the conversation to Mat Latos, Mike Leake, and Alfredo Simon. Cueto is due to become a free agent after next season, but he would require a substantial return.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 05:11:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman was told by a rival executive that the Reds "are listening" to trade offers for Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon.

All four pitchers are currently slated to hit free agency after next season, and the common feeling is that Cincinnati will trade at least one of them this winter. While Cueto would undoubtedly bring back the most in a deal, he also could be the least likely to be traded, as the Reds plan to have a contending team next season.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 07:24:00 PM

Reds exercised RHP Johnny Cueto's $10 million club option for 2015.

Of course they did. Cueto was among the best pitchers in the majors in 2014, posting a career-high 20 wins with a 2.25 ERA and 242 strikeouts across 243 2/3 innings. He should be a fantasy ace again next season and then hit it big on the free agent market heading into 2016.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 01:48:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Reds have exercised their $10 million club option on Johnny Cueto for 2015.

The Reds have yet to make an official announcement, but it's a no-brainer. Cueto stayed healthy and dominated this season, posting a career-high 20 wins to go along with a 2.25 ERA and 242/65 K/BB ratio over 243 2/3 innings. He can become a free agent after the 2015 season.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 02:26:00 PM

Johnny Cueto picked up win No. 20 Sunday, spinning eight frames of one-run ball in a 4-1 victory over the Pirates.

He recorded seven strikeouts, putting himself in a tie with Stephen Strasburg with 242 punchouts. Cueto entered the year with a career high of 170 strikeouts. The right-hander did it all Sunday, as he delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth in addition to his eight superb frames. He finishes the season with a 2.25 ERA and 0.96 WHIP. By beating the Pirates Sunday, Cueto and the Reds made St. Louis the NL Central champs and pushed Pittsburgh to the Wild Card.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 05:15:00 PM

Johnny Cueto threw eight innings of one-run ball in the Reds' 3-1 win over the Brewers Tuesday.

Cueto gave up a Carlos Gomez solo home run to go along with three singles on the evening. He struck out seven in the win. The victory, his fourth in his last five starts, moved him to 19-9 with a 2.29 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 235/65 K/BB ratio over 235 2/3 innings. Cueto has a shot at his first 20-win campaign when he squares off with the Pirates in Sunday's season finale.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:08:00 PM

Johnny Cueto fell to 18-9 after allowing six runs over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.

Through five innings, Cueto had allowed just one run on a fielder's choice ground out, but he was not going to outduel Arrieta -- who brought a no-hitter into the eighth inning -- on this night. Cueto faltered in the sixth, surrendering five more runs, but it ultimately didn't matter. Overall, Cueto gave up five hits, walked five, and struck out eight. He now has a 2.33 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and a 228/64 K/BB ratio. He'll make his next start at home against the Brewers on Tuesday.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:56:00 PM

Johnny Cueto picked up his 18th win after shutting out the Cardinals for eight innings Thursday.

Cueto probably would have been denied the win in a 1-0 game if not for Jay Bruce's catch to rob Matt Adams of a solo homer in the seventh. Cueto is tied with Clayton Kershaw for the major league lead in wins, and he's second in the NL with a 2.15 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 03:17:00 PM

Johnny Cueto limited the Mets to one run over seven innings Saturday in a 2-1 Reds victory.

Cueto dominated, scattering six hits and two walks over his seven strong frames while striking out eight. It's been a disappointing 2014 season for the Reds but Cueto has remained locked in, boasting a 17-8 record, 2.23 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 213/58 K/BB ratio in 214 innings. He will get the Cardinals at home next time out.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 07:22:00 PM

Cueto gave up just two earned runs over eight innings in Sunday's 3-2 defeat of the Pirates.

Cueto surrendered a solo homer to Josh Harrison in the bottom of the first inning and a solo homer to Jordy Mercer in the second, but he was otherwise pretty sharp en route to his 16th victory of the season. Cueto struck out six and issued only one walk. He'll carry a sparkling 2.26 ERA and 0.97 WHIP into his next start at home against the Mets.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Johnny Cueto allowed a pair of home runs en route to a loss, yielding three runs in 6 1/3 innings overall against the Cubs on Tuesday.

Cueto surrendered a first-inning solo shot to Anthony Rizzo, which would prove to be all of the offense starter Travis Wood and the Cubs' bullpen would need. Arismendy Alcantara added a two-run home run in the seventh inning. Overall, Cueto allowed seven hits and walked two while striking out eight. He has failed twice in a row to win his 16th game, and now has a 2.26 ERA, a 0.96 WHIP, and a 199/55 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Sunday next.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 10:58:00 PM

Johnny Cueto struggled on Wednesday, relenting five runs in five innings of work as the Reds fell to the Cardinals.

The right-hander was going for his major league-leading 16th win, but was stopped in his tracks by a potent Cardinals attack. Cueto gave up seven hits and walked four while striking out four on the evening. He is still in the thick of things in the NL Cy Young race, carrying a 15-7 record with a 2.24 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and a 191/53 K/BB ratio. He'll try to rebound against the Cubs at home on Tuesday.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 11:31:00 PM

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