Johnny Cueto RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cueto still expected to make Opening Day start

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Johnny Cueto was expected to return to Reds camp Wednesday. Cueto returned home to the Dominican Republic to attend to a personal matter last week. "My understanding is he'll be here at some point in time (Wednesday)," Price said. "We Facetime'd him when he was way. He said he was able to do..." March 26

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    Scott Miller @ScottMillerBbl

    Reds manager Bryan Price says there is time for Johnny Cueto to return and get 2 starts & be ready for Opening Day start.

  • Johnny Cueto wants to stay, but it will cost Reds

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto figures while they're throwing around money like they do in baseball, why not asked for the moon - and the stars. "If I have to ask for something, I'm going to ask for $300 million," Cueto joked. "If you're asking, you can ask for any number." While Cueto..." February 19

  • What does Max Scherzer's contract mean for Johnny Cueto?

    Red Reporter "This article is late considering the fact the Max Scherzer news, press conference, and much of the analysis was done last week. I got caught up in the 10th anniversary of Red Reporter, and I sincerely apologize. If you hadn't heard, Max Scherzer signed with the Washington Nationals for 7 years..." January 29

  • Price for Johnny Cueto just got higher

    USA Today "The Cincinnati Reds knew signing Johnny Cueto would be difficult. In the wake of the Max Scherzer deal with the Washington Nationals, it's bordering on impossible. Scherzer has agreed to a seven-year, $210 million deal. Some of the reported details: $50 million signing bonus; Scherzer will be..." January 20

  • Reds and Johnny Cueto have made “no recent progress” toward a contract extension

    Hardball Talk "Reds starter Johnny Cueto finished second in the 2014 National League Cy Young Award balloting (behind winner Clayton Kershaw) after posting an outstanding 2.25 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 242/65 K/BB ratio across 243 2/3 innings. Cincinnati made the no-brainer move in October to exercise his $10 million..." January 08

  • Cueto, with Scherzer as comp, will give Reds until Opening Day in talks "While paying especially close attention to the contracts of comparable pitching stars Jon Lester and especially Max Scherzer this winter, Reds ace Johnny Cueto will give the Reds through the winter and spring to try to work something out long-term but plan to cease negotiations once the season..." December 23

  • Reds taking, not making calls on Cueto, Chapman

    Cincinnati Enquirer "There's nobody on the Reds roster, general manager Walt Jocketty said on Tuesday, that's untouchable — including Johnny Cueto and Aroldis Chapman. But, he noted, the talks he's had on both have been incoming calls, not outgoing calls. "I don't know where the Chapman stuff came from — when I..." December 10

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Reds drawing heavy interest in Chapman as well as Cueto. Teams know that CIN needs to cut payroll - $17M is the current estimate.

  • Cueto’s option picked up "In moves that were of no surprise, has learned Tuesday that the Reds exercised the $10 million 2015 club option for ace starting pitcher Johnny Cueto and declined options for outfielder Ryan Ludwick and infielder Jack Hannahan." October 29

  • Reds can't afford to keep Cueto and Latos

    Cincinnati Enquirer "In a season that was more sourness than light, there was everything to be said for a big crowd on the last day to nowhere. The Reds were never about playing out the string, even though the ball had long since unwound. Players like Johnny Cueto and Aroldis Chapman had a lot to do with..." September 29

  • Johnny Cueto lifts Reds to 5-0 win vs. Padres

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It's been more than 100 years since any starting pitcher has had a better start to a season than Reds ace Johnny Cueto. With his outing in Thursday's 5-0 victory over the Padres in the first game of a doubleheader at Great American Ball Park, Cueto became the first pitcher since 1909 to start..." May 15

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Cueto to start opener. Cingrani Game 2. Bailey, Leake will be in rotation. Price has to talk to them before saying which game they'll start.

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Baker said Latos' arm was barking. One reason behind the decision for starting Cueto. #reds

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    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Johnny Cueto is listed as Monday's #reds probable starter vs. the Mets.

  • Reds Designate Josh Ravin, Kyle Lotzkar For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have designated right-handers Josh Ravin and Kyle Lotzkar for assignment in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Johnny Cueto and Sean Marshall each of whom is returning from the 60-day disabled list according to assistant director of media relations Jamie Ramsey (on..." September 16

  • Johnny Cueto will make first start since late June on Monday against the Astros

    Hardball Talk "The Reds have a nice cushion on the Nationals for the second NL Wild Card spot and are only 2 1/2 games back in the National League Central division. Now comes a potential boost for the rotation. According to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer right-hander Johnny Cueto will start..." September 15

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Cueto threw 63 pitches to hitters today. He doesn't know the next step. "I'm feeling good feeling ready" he said. #reds @Cincienquirer

  • Johnny Cueto throws 35-pitch bullpen session

    Hardball Talk "From C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer comes word that Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto threw 35 pitches off a mound Tuesday at Great American Ball Park and looked “impressive.” Cueto has been on the shelf since departing his June 28 start against the Rangers with a severely-strained..." September 04

  • Cueto forgoes MRI, begins light throwing "When he woke up on Wednesday morning injured Reds ace Johnny Cueto did not know this would be the day he could finally at long last begin a throwing program. Cueto who has not thrown since straining his right lat muscle for the third time this season during a June 28 start at Texas was first..." August 21

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    ctrent @ctrent

    Talked to Johnny Cueto he is still not throwing. Doesn't know when he will start

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Cueto to DL, Ondrusek activated, Cingrani in the rotation. #reds @Cincienquirer

  • Johnny Cueto activated from disabled list for Sunday start

    Hardball Talk "As first reported by beat writer John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have activated right-hander Johnny Cueto from the 15-day disabled list. Pedro Villarreal was sent to Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move to clear a 25-man roster spot. Cueto will return to the Cincy starting..." June 16

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    ctrent @ctrent

    Cueto to start Sunday, dusty said ‘possible’ Cingrani stays to help bullpen

  • Dusty Baker says Garza-Cueto feud is over

    CSN Chicago "This won’t be a prizefight between Matt Garza and Johnny Cueto, who’s on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder. The Cubs and Cincinnati Reds won’t follow hockey’s code of justice either. But Garza’s wild-card personality will again be part of the storyline on Tuesday night at Wrigley..." June 11

  • Stephen Strasburg, Johnny Cueto placed on DL with lat injuries "The Nationals and Reds both lost their ace to injury on Wednesday. Stephen Strasburg and Johnny Cueto were placed on the 15-day DL with lat strains. Strasburg, 24, left last Friday's start with what was originally called an oblique injury, but an MRI showed it was really Grade I lat strain. The..." June 06

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Cueto to the DL with lat injury. #reds

  • Cueto scratched, Pedro Villarreal to start tonight

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Johnny Cueto was scratched from his start tonight. Right-hander Pedro Villarreal will start instead. Villarreal was 1-3 with a 5.03 ERA at Triple-A. He went seven innings and allowed two runs on four hits in his last start. Today is Villarreal’s normal day to start. Left-hander Tony Cingrani,..." June 05

  • Baker says Garza, Cueto should duke it out "Reds manager Dusty Baker says he doesn't understand why Cubs pitcher Matt Garza was incensed by Johnny Cueto's pitch high over David DeJesus' head and suggested the two pitchers should settle the dispute with their fists. Baker said Monday that the Cincinnati ace "couldn't have hit Wilt..." May 28

  • Cubs snap skid; Garza sends message

    Chicago Tribune "The final day of the Cubs' road trip provided some postgame fireworks as Matt Garza sent a warning to Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto after an alleged purpose pitch. Garza, who lasted only four innings in the second start of his comeback, said the league should investigate an incident in which Cueto..." May 27

  • Garza sends message to Cueto: ‘Grow the hell up’

    CSN Chicago "Anyone doubting whether there’s any life left in this Cubs team – or wondering why Matt Garza could fit into the organization’s long-range plan – should listen to this. Still ticked off even after Sunday’s 5-4 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Reds, Garza sent a message to Johnny Cueto at..." May 27

  • Johnny Cueto will rejoin the Reds’ rotation Monday

    Hardball Talk "Johnny Cueto‘s minor-league rehab assignment is over after two starts at Single-A and John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that he’ll come off the disabled list to start for the Reds on Monday. Cueto allowed one run in eight innings while rehabbing, striking out eight and walking zero,..." May 15

  • Cueto 'feeling ready' after 5 shutout innings in rehab start

    Dayton Daily News "Is Johnny Cueto ready to shed the green, black and white uniform of the Class A Dayton Dragons and slip back into his more comfortable Cincinnati Reds uniform? He is so excited about it, he quickly answered the question in English. Normally, the Dominican-born Cueto uses a translator to..." May 15

  • Reds at least a week away from Cingrani decision

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Johnny Cueto’s return is still at the very least a week away, meaning Tony Cingrani could still have two starts before the Reds have to make a decision on what to do with their rotation. Cueto is scheduled to pitch Tuesday in Dayton and his next scheduled start would then be on Sunday, May 19...." May 12

  • Johnny Cueto's rehab start in Dayton lasts three innings

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds Opening Day starter Johnny Cueto threw 50 pitches in three innings for Class-A Dayton on Thursday and should be ready to make his next rehab start on his regular four-day rest. “I know the team needs me,” Cueto said through interpreter Thomas Vera on Thursday after giving up a run on four..." May 10

  • Cueto looks forward to Dayton Dragons rehab assignment

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Johnny Cueto will don a Dayton Dragons uniform for the first time since 2006 on Thursday as he will make a rehab appearance for the Reds’ Class-A team against the Lansing Lugnuts at Fifth Third Field. Cueto has been on the disabled list since April 15 with a strained right lat. He was scheduled..." May 09

  • Cueto has bullpen Thursday "The Reds will be off on Thursday but ace Johnny Cueto will be at the ballpark to get some work in. Cueto said he was scheduled to have another bullpen session. On Monday, he threw 25 pitches from the mound and felt no ill-effects in his oblique area. “I feel pretty good,” Cueto said. Cueto..." May 08

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Cueto is throwing a bullpen today. That's very good news for the #Reds. @cincienquirer

  • Cueto feels good after bullpen session "Reds ace Johnny Cueto appears to have gotten over the setback to his right oblique. Cueto long tossed on Monday and threw 25 pitches in the bullpen on Monday. “He did very well. He looked very good and said he felt very good,” head trainer Paul Lessard said. Cueto is scheduled to see Dr. Tim..." May 06

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Cueto scratched from rehab start due to soreness discovered during yesterday's exam. #reds @cincienquirer

  • Cueto to rehab at Pensacola

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Johnny Cueto will make a rehab start for Double-A Pensacola on Friday. Cueto will fly to Cincinnati today and be examined by Dr. Tim Kremchek tomorrow. He’ll throw 60 to 70 pitches for the Blue Wahoos. The plan is for Cueto to make another rehab start in Dayton Wednesday, May 8. “That’s what..." May 02

  • If Cueto passes checkup, ace to start rehab stint "Reds ace Johnny Cueto, currently on the 15-day disabled list for a strained right lat muscle, was scheduled to head back to Cincinnati for a medical checkup. Assuming all goes well as expected, he will head out on a Minor League rehab assignment. Cueto is scheduled to start on Friday for..." May 01

  • Cueto feeling good "Reds ace Johnny Cueto just came in after a 45-pitch bullpen session. “It was pretty good, no pain,” Cueto said. “I threw my breaking ball, everything.” It was Cueto’s second time off of a mound since going on DL with strained lat muscle. He wasn’t sure what was next but thought a minor..." April 29

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Cueto is playing catch. First time he's thrown since going on the DL. #reds @cincienquirer

  • No timetable with Cueto

    Cincinnati Enquirer "There is not a set timetable for Johnny Cueto to resume throwing. “We want to make sure he’s pain free, has a good range of motion and base of strength,” trainer Paul Lessard said. “He’s feeling good. It could be a couple of days. It could be a couple more.” Cueto went on the disabled list..." April 18

  • Johnny Cueto expects to return after 15 days

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds say Johnny Cueto will likely miss three starts with his 15-day disabled trip, but Cueto says he’s confident that’s all he’ll miss with the strained right lat muscle. “I don’t think this is going to affect me at all,” Cueto said through interpreter Tomas Vera. “I think, God willing,..." April 16

  • Report: Johnny Cueto headed to disabled list with strained lat "Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto left his Saturday start against the Pirates after only 4 1/3 innings pitched. At the time, the Reds said it was only a precautionary move and his issue was pain in the triceps. On Sunday, however, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that Cueto will hit the..." April 15

  • Johnny Cueto headed to disabled list with strained lat "Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto left his Saturday start against the Pirates after only 4 1/3 innings pitched. At the time, the Reds said it was only a precautionary move and his issue was pain in the triceps. On Sunday, however, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that Cueto will hit the..." April 14

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    John Fay @

    Cueto left with pain in his right triceps. Will be evaluated tomorrow. #reds @Cincienquirer

  • Dusty Baker ‘relieved’ Johnny Cueto’s skipping WBC, OK with Joey Votto’s decision either way

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Johnny Cueto is not going to WBC, the Reds exercised their right to keep him out because he ended the year with an injury. “I don’t if happy is the word,” Baker said. “I’m more relieved than anything. I understand the pressure on him from being from Latin America. If he was a 10-game winner,..." February 22