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Johnny Cueto: 2022 club option declined by Giants

by Andersen Pickard | Fri, Nov 5th 9:27pm EDT

The Giants have declined their $22 million club option on starting pitcher Johnny Cueto. The veteran right-hander will instead receive a $5 million buyout. (Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Cueto went 7-7 with a 4.08 ERA through 22 games in 2021, posting 7.69 K/9, 2.35 BB/9, and 1.18 HR/9 rates. However, a right elbow strain shut him down for much of September. He should have no trouble generating interest in free agency, but he won't fetch anywhere near the $22 million that his club option was worth.

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