Johnny Cueto

Johnny Cueto

Age: 33Bats: RThrows: R

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Johnny Cueto gives up three homers in final start

Johnny Cueto took the loss on Friday against the Dodgers, giving up five runs on five hits in just two innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact

Cueto struck out two and walked one. The killer for him was allowing three homers, including back-to-back solo shots to Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager. Cueto returned from Tommy John this month and finished with a 5.06 ERA. He showed some promise in his earlier starts, however, and is a name to remember for 2020.

Johnny Cueto throws five scoreless innings in first start of 2019

Johnny Cueto picked up the win in his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery last season, tossing five shutout innings while striking out four.

Fantasy Impact

Cueto allowed just one hit and one walk against the Pirates. This was his first start since July of 2018. The 33-year-old should be added if you need pitching help but he has a tough matchup next time out versus the Red Sox.

Johnny Cueto has back tightness, doubtful to pitch this weekend

Johnny Cueto experienced back tightness while throwing a bullpen on Tuesday and is now doubtful to pitch versus the Dodgers this weekend.

Fantasy Impact

Cueto was set to return from Tommy John surgery this weekend but that will have to wait for now. The good news is the setback is with his back, not his elbow. Cueto could be an interesting streaming option if he pitches this season.

Johnny Cueto (elbow) could return to Giants in September

Giants manager Bruce Bochy says Johnny Cueto (elbow) has a chance to return before the end of the season.

Fantasy Impact

The benefit of Cueto pitching this year would be for him to have something to build off heading into 2020. If anything, it likely won't be more than a handful of starts. Still, it's nice to hear his rehab is progressing nicely.

Johnny Cueto (elbow) throws first bullpen since surgery

Johnny Cueto (elbow) threw his first bullpen on Tuesday since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Fantasy Impact

Cueto underwent surgery last August and there's a chance we don't see him again until 2020. He is under contract with the Giants through 2021.