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Johnny Cueto allowed two hits, no earned runs, while walking two batters and striking out seven in six innings pitched to earn a no-decision against Kansas City.
It was an impressive debut from the 36 year-old veteran. With Lance Lynn and now Lucas Giolito on the IL, Cueto will need to continue the great play to secure his spot on the roster.
Starting pitcher Johnny Cueto agreed to a minor-league contract with the Chicago White Sox.
Cueto will now look to make the most of another opportunity to provide innings at the major league level. During the 2021 season, the veteran hurler posted a 1.37 WHIP and 4.08 earned run average while striking out 98 in 114.2 innings pitched with the San Francisco Giants. It is a low-risk move for a team looking for another option to eat innings.
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.
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.
Giants RHP Johnny Cueto (elbow) isn't expected to start throwing for at least 10 more days.
Cueto is unlikely to return during the regular season at this point. Perhaps he is hoping/aiming for a deep postseason run by the Giants.
The Giants placed starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (elbow soreness) on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Cueto has been mediocre at best this season for the Giants. He has seven wins and seven losses with a 4.09 earned run average to go with 95 strikeouts in 112.1 innings pitched on the season. You have much better options at your disposal if in need of starting pitching in your lineup.