Johnny Cueto RUMORS & NEWS

  • Johnny Cueto declines opt-out, will stay with Giants four more years

    San Francisco Chronicle "The shimmy is staying on the mound in San Francisco. Pitcher Johnny Cueto elected not to opt out of his six-year, $130 million contract after two years, which was his right under the deal. His deadline to opt out and declare himself a free agent was 9 p.m. Saturday. “Johnny is excited about..." November 05

  • Johnny Cueto addresses opt-out with Giants: ‘My whole mentality has been to stay’

    San Jose Mercury News "By now, it doesn’t make practical sense for Johnny Cueto to leave $79 million on the table and opt out of his contract with the Giants after the season. The right-hander said it doesn’t make emotional sense, either. Cueto came close to confirming what has become an open assumption: he will not..." August 29

  • Bruce Bochy planning as if Johnny Cueto will be back next season

    San Francisco Chronicle "Optimism seems to be growing within the Giants’ organization that pitcher Johnny Cueto will not opt out of his six-year contract after the season, the more logical decision given Cueto’s injury-marred season. Manager Bruce Bochy on Wednesday spoke about Cueto in the future tense, not future..." August 24

  • Giants diagnose Johnny Cueto’s arm injury, expect him to pitch again this season

    San Jose Mercury News "The woeful Giants have learned to embrace the absence of bad news as good news. So you could say they received good news about Johnny Cueto on Tuesday. One day after Cueto cut short his rehab start at Single-A San Jose because of forearm discomfort, the team said an MRI exam ruled out any..." August 02

  • Different injury cuts Johnny Cueto's rehab start in San Jose short

    CSN Bay Area "Johnny Cueto was supposed to throw about 70 pitches in a rehab start Monday night. He was pulled after 34, with a problem much worse than the blisters that have held him back this season. Manager Bruce Bochy said Cueto was pulled early because he felt tightness in his right forearm. He will be..." August 01

  • Giants open to dealing Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardzija

    Sporting News "The MLB trade deadline is less than a week away, and a number of big names are currently being floated around the rumor mill. According to ESPN, the Giants are willing to listen to offers for starting pitchers Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija. The Giants are in the midst of a disastrous..." July 26

  • Giants' Johnny Cueto: Could miss next start with blisters

    CBS Sports "Cueto is dealing with multiple blisters on his hand and could miss his next start, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports Friday. The blister epidemic in 2017 continues. " July 15

  • Cueto becomes the latest victim of blister epidemic, and baseballs may be to blame

    CBS Sports "Somewhat quietly, there is a blister epidemic in baseball. Pitchers around the league are dealing with them, and when we talk about blisters on a pitcher's fingers, we're not talking about little dinky blisters you get from a new pair of shoes. These are yucky, gross blisters with shredded skin...." July 15

  • Cueto expected to opt out after season

    Fanrag Sports "San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto is planning to opt out of his contract at the end of the year, but he would listen to any extension offer. The Giants don’t seem inclined to do that. Cueto has $84 million to go over four years. It would probably take an injury or major..." June 22

  • Johnny Cueto likely to opt out, could be trade bait

    Yardbarker "San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto is poised to hit the free agent market at season’s end. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Cueto is expected to opt out of his contract after the season, forfeiting $84 million over four years. The expectation is that Cueto would easily eclipse..." June 02

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