Johnny Cueto RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Giants somewhat concerned about Johnny Cueto’s blister

    San Francisco Chronicle "Many times, when numbers look askew, there is a good reason besides performance. Take Johnny Cueto, who has a 4.86 ERA after beating the Dodgers on Monday night. Manager Bruce Bochy revealed that Cueto continues to be bothered by a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand, which..." May 04

  • Johnny Cueto wants to finish career in American League

    San Francisco Chronicle "Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto seems to have so much fun hitting and running the bases, you might think he would not want to play in the American League, which has the designated hitter. You would be wrong. In a surprising answer to that question, ahead of the Giants’ visit to Kansas City,..." April 16

  • Cueto: I was criticized in Dominican for missing WBC

    San Jose Mercury News "Closer Mark Melancon is leaving to join Team USA for the final round of the World Baseball Classic, while another pitcher in Giants camp is left to deal with disappointment and deflect the carping of critics. Johnny Cueto said he would have pitched Tuesday’s semifinal game for the Dominican..." March 20

  • Cueto says his 2017 opt-out clause isn't a distraction "Right-hander Johnny Cueto arrived in camp on Saturday, having tried to keep his priorities in order, from current concerns to the near future. Cueto reported nearly three weeks late after caring for his ailing father, but his tardiness means he will not pitch for the Dominican Republic in the..." March 05

  • Giants hope Cueto will make camp debut 'later this week' "Giants general manager Bobby Evans indicated Monday that the delay in obtaining a visa for Johnny Cueto's father could be resolved soon, meaning that the All-Star right-hander could report to Spring Training within a few days. "Later this week is our hope," Evans said. Arriving from the..." February 28

  • No timetable for when Cueto might report "A week has gone by since pitchers and catchers reported to Giants camp and there's still no sign of right-hander Johnny Cueto. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Cueto is still at home in the Dominican Republic dealing with a personal issue involving his father, and there's still no timetable for..." February 20