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67 William Cuevas RP

Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018BOS027.4191000017.0201414341120

Player Updates

November 20, 2018 05:04 PM
William Cuevas: No longer with Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cuevas was released by the Red Sox on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Cuevas is expected to sign with the KT Wiz of the Korean Baseball Futures League after getting cut loose by the Red Sox. The 28-year-old Cuevas struggled during his brief stint with Boston in 2018, notching a 7.41 ERA and 1.82 WHIP across 17.0 innings, though he did strike out 20 batters during that stretch.

September 15, 2018 01:20 AM
Red Sox's William Cuevas: Takes loss in spot start against Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cuevas (0-1) took the loss Friday, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks over two-plus innings while striking out four as the Red Sox fell 8-0 to the Mets.

While he wasn't Boston's worst pitcher on the night, Cuevas ended up on the wrong end of his first big-league decision of the year as the offense failed to get anything going against Noah Syndergaard. Cuevas will take his 4.82 ERA back to the bullpen for the final weeks of the season.

September 14, 2018 09:00 PM
Red Sox's William Cuevas: To start Friday's game vs. Mets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cuevas will start against the Mets on Friday after Hector Velazquez was scratched due to illness, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Cuevas has appeared in four games for the Red Sox this season, logging a 3.68 ERA and 1.64 WHIP with nine strikeouts in 7.1 innings out of the bullpen. This will mark his first outing since Sept. 5, when he was utilized as a multi-inning reliever in Atlanta. During 23 starts with Triple-A Pawtucket, Cuevas posted a 3.39 ERA and a 121:38 K:BB in 15.1 innings. Look for him to return to the bullpen following this spot start.

September 2, 2018 05:16 PM
Red Sox's William Cuevas: Exits game due to heat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cuevas exited Sunday's game against the White Sox because of a heat-related illness, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

Cuevas tossed 2.2 innings in relief, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out five prior to leaving the game. Given the nature of the issue, he'll be considered day-to-day moving forward.

September 1, 2018 10:17 PM
Red Sox's William Cuevas: Back with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cuevas was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday.

Cuevas owns a 3.00 ERA across three innings with the Red Sox this season and should serve as bullpen depth down the stretch. Prior to earning a promotion, the right-hander posted a 3.39 ERA across 23 starts with the PawSox, so he should provide length out of the bullpen.

August 23, 2018 10:24 AM
Red Sox's William Cuevas: Returns to mound Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cuevas (leg) allowed one run (none earned) on five hits and one walk while striking out six across six innings for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.

In addition, Cuevas earned the victory against Rochester. The right-hander was forced to exit his previous start last week after getting struck in the lower leg by a line drive, but didn't wind up missing any time. Cuevas has appeared in a pair of games for Boston this year and will likely be added to the active roster in September when rosters expand at the beginning of the month.

August 16, 2018 12:04 PM
Red Sox's William Cuevas: Exits Triple-A game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cuevas was removed from Wednesday's start with Triple-A Pawtucket after getting struck in the lower leg by a line drive, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

Cuevas required assistance getting off the field and will undergo testing to determine the severity of his injury. He should be considered day-to-day ahead of his next start until more information becomes available.

August 11, 2018 11:45 PM
Red Sox's William Cuevas: Sent back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cuevas was returned to Triple-A Pawtucket after Boston's Saturday doubleheader, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

The right-hander was summoned merely to act as depth for the twin bill, and he recorded a scoreless frame despite walking two in the eighth inning. Cuevas will continue to hold an organizational depth role.

August 11, 2018 11:41 AM
Red Sox's William Cuevas: Officially recalled from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cuevas was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket ahead of his expected start against Baltimore in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Cuevas will serve as the club's 26th man and will likely return to Pawtucket following Saturday's twin bill. Across his past seven starts at the Triple-A level, Cuevas posted a 3.05 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with a 43:11 K:BB over 44.1 innings.

August 11, 2018 02:05 PM
Red Sox's William Cuevas: Will start Game 2 on Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cuevas will be recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader at Baltimore, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Cuevas has one outing with the Red Sox in 2018 (one run allowed over two innings), and it will likely be a brief stint in the majors this time around. The 27-year-old has a 3.45 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and has allowed 15 home runs over 117.1 innings with Pawtucket this season.

July 10, 2018 11:20 AM
Red Sox's William Cuevas: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cuevas was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday.

Cuevas was up for just two days and did not make an appearance. The 27-year-old has a 3.65 ERA in 15 Triple-A starts so far this season. Jalen Beeks was recalled from Pawtucket in a corresponding move.

July 8, 2018 09:52 AM
Red Sox's William Cuevas: Moves up to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox recalled Cuevas from Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Cuevas has made all 15 of his appearances for Pawtucket as a starter, accruing a 3.65 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 86.1 innings. His lone outing with Boston came as a reliever Tuesday against the Nationals, when he tossed two innings before being demoted to Triple-A. Since Cuevas hasn't spent the requisite 10 days in the minors, his callup likely corresponds with the Red Sox moving a player to the disabled list. No matter the circumstances, Cuevas is unlikely to see much high-leverage work out of the Boston bullpen.

July 3, 2018 10:36 PM
Red Sox's William Cuevas: Returns to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cuevas was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket following Tuesday's win over the Nationals, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Cuevas was recalled Monday and threw two innings during Tuesday's blowout victory, allowing one run on two hits. The Red Sox will activate Tyler Thornburg (shoulder) from the disabled list Wednesday, necessitating the move.

July 2, 2018 10:48 AM
Red Sox's William Cuevas: Earns major-league call-up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cuevas was called up by the Red Sox on Monday, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Cuevas has made brief appearances in the big leagues over the past two years with the Tigers and Red Sox, allowing six runs in 5.1 innings. He has a 3.65 ERA in 86.1 innings for Triple-A Pawtucket this season, all as a starter. His role for the Red Sox is not yet clear. The team needs a starter Tuesday, but Brian Johnson is expected to get the call, meaning Cuevas will likely fill a long-relief role.

January 5, 2018 01:37 PM
Red Sox's William Cuevas: Joins Red Sox on minors deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 1, 2017 02:08 PM
William Cuevas: Becomes free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 27, 2017 12:40 PM
Tigers' William Cuevas: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cuevas was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Saturday.

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.

April 15, 2017 12:00 PM
Tigers' William Cuevas: Optioned to Triple-A Toledo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 13, 2017 05:32 PM
Tigers' William Cuevas: Contract purchased by Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 9, 2016 04:40 PM
Tigers' William Cuevas: Joins Tigers on minor league deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cuevas has signed a minor league contract with the Tigers that includes an invite to spring training.

The right-hander saw a big decline in strikeouts while with the Red Sox's Triple-A Pawtucket affiliate in 2016 -- his K-rate fell to 15 percent from 22.4 percent the previous year. Not only did he allow more contact, but more hard contact as evidenced by his 1.24 HR/9 rate. Cuevas still managed to find his way to Boston as a 25-year-old, but he will face an uphill battle to earn a roster spot out of camp.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs New York 2.100 30.86013
vs LHB 7.200 10.57047
vs RHB 9.100 4.820713
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/2@CHW0002.23225
9/5@ATL0001.21023
9/14NYM0102.03214
9/18@NYY0001.00002
9/19@NYY0001.03201
9/23@CLE0105.12134
9/28NYY0000.16610
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2009R-Dsl Red Sox 48.018004133611443.191.146
2010R-Dsl Red Sox 55.014602413812543.111.200
2011R-Gcl Red Sox 38.01120211259322.841.079
2011R-Dsl Red Sox 10.030010012180.000.900
2012ASX-Lowell Spinners 77.115608207215551.400.908
2013AFA-Salem Red Sox135.126261890109401395.061.325
2014AFA-Salem Red Sox 95.2241002618032924.731.302
2015AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 41.07703203714292.631.049
2015AA-Portland Sea Dogs 95.1191908509141843.411.314
2016AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox131.02518168085451344.191.366
2017AAA-Toledo Mud Hens 44.19902403412504.081.406
2017AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs 59.2151102704731485.471.335
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/215
Birthdate:
10/14/1990
Age:
30
Hometown:
Caracas, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
3