Cuevas signed a minor-league contract with Boston, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
The 27-year-old will head back to the Red Sox's organization after spending the 2017 season with Detroit and Miami. He only appeared in one major-league game -- during which he allowed four earned runs and recorded just one out -- and wasn't able to find his form during time with both Triple-A Toledo and New Orleans over the course of 104 innings. Looking ahead, Cuevas will likely start out the 2018 campaign with Triple-A Pawtucket, where he played in 25 games in 2016.
Cuevas cleared waivers and elected free agency Thursday.
The 26-year-old was shelled for four runs in his lone appearance in the big leagues, and apparently he felt confident enough in his pitching abilities despite the rough outing that he opted to test the open market. Cuevas does have a good number of serviceable seasons in the minor leagues under his belt, but his lack of success translating that to the big leagues is a bit disconcerting.
Cuevas was knocked around in his lone appearance with Detroit in April and the results at Toledo have been middling. The 26-year-old right-hander has posted a 3.87 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 6.5 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in parts of three seasons at the Triple-A level. He will now be subjected to waivers.
Cuevas was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Friday.
The right-hander, called up Thursday, was shelled in Friday's win over Cleveland, allowing four runs on three hits while recording just one out. Cuevas will head back to Toledo in hopes of refining his mechanics, allowing Warwick Saupold to take his place in the Tigers' bullpen.
Cuevas had his contract purchased from Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.
With Cuevas being added to the Tigers' 25-man roster, prospect Joe Jimenez was sent back to Triple-A Toledo as a corresponding move. The 26-year-old pitched one game in Triple-A before being called up, allowing three hits through six scoreless innings while striking out six. He'll offer a long relief option out of Detroit's bullpen.
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