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Top Johnny Cueto News

  • White Sox's Johnny Cueto: Six more scoreless innings

    Cueto didn't factor into the decision during a 3-1 victory over the Yankees in Game 1 of a doubleheader Sunday, allowing six hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six scoreless innings.

    After escaping a two-on, one-out jam in the first inning, Cueto cruised through the next five frames and was in line for his first win until New York tied the game in the eighth. Through two starts with Chicago, Cueto has fired 12 scoreless innings while surrendering only 10 baserunners along with 12 strikeouts. The 36-year-old will look to keep the momentum rolling in his next start, projected to come over the weekend against the Cubs.

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  • White Sox's Johnny Cueto: Second start coming Sunday

    Cueto is scheduled to start the first game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Yankees in New York.

    The White Sox initially planned to have Cueto make his second start with the team Saturday, but he ended up being pushed back a day in the schedule as a result of Friday's postponement. Cueto will start the first game of the twin bill Sunday, while Michael Kopech takes the hill in Game 2 for the Pale Hose.

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  • White Sox's Johnny Cueto: Starting Saturday

    Cueto is the probable pitcher for Saturday's game against the Yankees.

    He will start on normal rest after stifling the Royals' offense Monday, but he will have a much tougher task against a Yankees offense that has a 120 wRC+ this season against right-handed pitching at home. It's unclear if the White Sox will go with a six-man rotation in the short term, but at least one pitcher will get bumped from the mix when Lance Lynn (knee) returns in June.

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  • White Sox's Johnny Cueto: Second start coming Sunday

    Cueto is listed as the White Sox's starting pitcher for Sunday's game against the Yankees in New York.

    The White Sox could have turned to Dylan Cease to take the hill for Sunday's game on his normal four days' rest, but Cueto will instead get a two-start week after he turned in an impressive debut Monday's win in Kansas City. Though he was saddled with a no-decision, Cueto shut out the Royals over six innings and struck out seven while allowing only four baserunners. He'll draw a much tougher matchup for the second leg of the two step, as the Yankees offense has produced an MLB-best .331 wOBA this season, which includes a .337 mark at Yankee Stadium.

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  • White Sox's Johnny Cueto: Impressive in team debut

    Cueto yielded two hits and two walks over six shutout innings in Monday's win over the Royals. He struck out seven and did not factor in the decision.

    Cueto was in line to pick up the win in his White Sox debut before Kendall Graveman gave up three runs to tie the game in the eighth inning. Cueto retired the first nine batters he faced and only one Royal reached scoring position. He is projected for a tougher matchup this weekend when he takes the mound in Yankee Stadium.

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  • White Sox's Johnny Cueto: Debuting for Chicago on Monday

    The White Sox selected Cueto's contract from Triple-A Charlotte on Monday. He's scheduled to start Chicago's series opener in Kansas City, LaMond Pope of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Chicago optioned infielder Danny Mendick to Charlotte to make room on the 26-man active roster for Cueto, who should have a full-time spot in the White Sox rotation at least until Lance Lynn (knee) returns from the 10-day injured list in early June. After he delayed signing with the White Sox until early April, Cueto essentially had to go through a modified spring training program before heading out on a minor-league rehab assignment to build up his arm. He turned in a 5.17 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 17:4 K:BB across 15.2 frames over four outings at Triple-A, most recently building up to 5.1 innings in his May 11 start for the affiliate. With that in mind, Cueto shouldn't face any major restrictions with his workload as he makes his White Sox debut Monday.

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  • White Sox's Johnny Cueto: Remaining in minors for now

    Cueto's will make at least one more start for Triple-A Charlotte, Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

    Cueto signed a minor-league deal with the White Sox in early April and has been building up in the minors after missing nearly all of camp. Chicago has yet to call him up despite the fact that Lance Lynn (knee) is expected to be out until early June, a decision that seems defensible given that Cueto has allowed seven runs in 10.1 innings across three starts for Charlotte. His deal has a May 15 opt-out, so the White Sox will have to make a decision soon on whether or not he'll be part of the rotation going forward.

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  • White Sox's Johnny Cueto: Could contribute soon

    Manager Tony La Russa said Monday that he expects Cueto to help the team "sooner rather than later," Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Cueto impressed in his last outing with Triple-A Charlotte, throwing four scoreless innings while striking out six. Though it's already been determined that he will make another start in the minors, Cueto could have his contract purchased and realistically make his White Sox debut by May 11 -- which lines up with Vince Velasquez's turn through the rotation. Even if that occurs, Lance Lynn (knee) is pushing to return by the end of May, so Cueto's long-term role remains unclear. However, La Russa's comments suggest the team is high on Cueto's potential to contribute, so he may be utilized creatively so long as he shows some effectiveness.

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  • White Sox's Johnny Cueto: Needs another minor-league start

    Manager Tony La Russa said Friday that Cueto will need at least one more start at Triple-A Charlotte, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

    Cueto made his second appearance in Charlotte on Thursday and allowed a hit and no walks while striking out six in four scoreless innings. Although the right-hander posted good results, he'll need at least one or two more starts in the minors before he's in the mix to make his debut for the White Sox.

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  • White Sox's Johnny Cueto: Looks sharp

    Cueto allowed one hit and no walks while striking out six across four innings Thursday with Triple-A Charlotte. He did not factor into the decision.

    Cueto made his second appearance with Charlotte, and he looked much sharper than in his first outing with the club. Despite the strong performance, Cueto still threw only 45 pitches, so he is far from fully stretched out. Currently on a minor-league deal, Cueto could make an impact with the White Sox at some point this season, but he'll likely need to build his arm strength with a few more appearances in the minors prior to doing so.

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  • White Sox's Johnny Cueto: Throws 2.2 innings

    Cueto (0-1) allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two across 2.2 innings to take the loss Saturday against Triple-A Nashville.

    Cueto signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on April 4, and he has been building up his arm strength since. He took another step in that process Saturday, and while the results weren't particularly strong he did throw 53 pitches. Given that he's on a minor-league deal, there's no guarantee that Cueto will be with the White Sox any time in the near future. However, once Cueto is up to speed, the team could opt to utilize him as the fifth starter to replace Vince Velasquez in the rotation.

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  • White Sox's Johnny Cueto: Advancing to Charlotte

    Cueto has advanced his progression to Triple-A Charlotte, where he'll likely need a couple of starts before he's ready to contribute to the White Sox, Daryl Van Schouwen of The Chicago Sun-Times reports. "You can only speed it up so much," manager Tony La Russa said. "We're looking forward to having him up here."

    Dallas Keuchel's disastrous start in the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader brings the need for Cueto to join the White Sox into sharp focus. The team will be getting Lucas Giolito back over the weekend, but it remains another starter down after that.

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  • White Sox's Johnny Cueto: Building up in Arizona

    Cueto has yet to face hitters at the White Sox's extended spring training facility in Arizona but could be ready to throw live batting practice within the next few days, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Since Cueto didn't sign his minor-league deal with the White Sox until April 4, he's only about one week into his own version of spring training. The White Sox envision Cueto serving as rotation depth, so he'll likely need at least a couple of weeks to get adequately stretched out for starting duty before the team determines whether there's room for him on the big-league roster. Lucas Giolito (abdomen) was added to the injured list Tuesday, but Cueto looks to be a more logical candidate to replace Lance Lynn (knee), who is sidelined with a longer-term injury than Giolito.

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  • White Sox's Johnny Cueto: Lands deal with White Sox

    Cueto signed a minor-league contract with the White Sox on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. His deal is worth $4.2 million at the MLB level and contains an opt-out date of May 15 if he's not in the majors, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network.

    Cueto was previously in talks with Minnesota about a potential contract, but he'll head to Chicago following Monday's signing. Since he signed this late in the spring, he'll need to start the 2022 campaign at Triple-A Charlotte to ramp up his throwing program before a potential promotion to the big leagues. Cueto proved he has plenty left in the tank last season with the Giants, posting a 4.08 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and a 98:30 K:BB across 114.2 frames.

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  • Johnny Cueto: Has talked to Minnesota

    Cueto has talked to the Twins about the possibility of a one-year deal, sources told Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic.

    Cueto remained a serviceable pitcher last season with a 4.08 ERA and a 6.1 percent walk rate mostly offsetting a 20.0 percent strikeout rate and 38.1 percent groundball rate. He'll likely find a job before spring training ends, but he may not be ready for the start of the regular season if he doesn't sign soon. Minnesota would appear to be a good fit since the Twins could use another veteran starter in their rotation.

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  • Johnny Cueto: Option declined

    Cueto will become a free agent after the Giants declined his $22 million team option Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

    Cueto remained a serviceable pitcher in his age-35 season, but he's not one a team would pay $22 million for. In 22 starts and one relief appearance, he posted a 4.08 ERA, with a 6.1 percent walk rate mostly offsetting a 20.0 percent strikeout rate and 38.1 percent groundball rate. He looked good enough that he should be able to land somewhere as a back-end starter, but he's unlikely to be a team's top priority.

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  • Giants' Johnny Cueto: Off NLDS roster

    Cueto was not included on the Giants' roster for the NLDS against the Dodgers, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    Cueto wasn't going to start games in the postseason, and having two days off during the NLDS reduces the need for bulk relievers. The righty finished the regular season with a 4.08 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 114.2 innings, including a scoreless, 5.2-inning start against the Dodgers on July 29, so it's still a bit surprising he's not on the roster.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 229 lbs
Birthplace: San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Age: 36
Experience: 14
Bats/Throws: R, R