DTDJohnny Cueto
SP SF
1 day ago

Cueto (personal) is scheduled to arrive to spring training over the weekend, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto, who has been working out in the Dominican Republic while taking care of his ill father, is expected to report to spring training over the weekend after obtaining a visa for his father. His status for the World Baseball Classic is still up in the air, with his father's health serving as another possible reason he wouldn't participate. Whether or not he'll play for his home country should become more clear once he reports to the Scottsdale.

DTDJohnny Cueto
SP SF
2 days ago

Cueto, who is still in the Dominican Republic taking care of his ailing father, may not be ready to participate in the World Baseball Classic, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although there is no doubt Cueto will be ready to start the season, his late start to spring training may hold him back from playing in the World Baseball Classic, which starts March 9th. He is currently working out in the DR, and has thrown live bullpen sessions on schedule with the pitchers actually at camp for the Giants, but he still hasn't had time to prepare under the supervision of pitching coach Dave Righetti, which worries San Francisco. The two are trying to work things out currently, but if Cueto doesn't report to camp shortly, it may not be surprising to see him held out of the WBC.

DTDJohnny Cueto
SP SF
5 days ago

Cueto is still in the Dominican Republic taking care of his ailing father, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The absence has lasted longer than initially expected, but manager Bruce Bochy says Cueto is working out in a team facility there. It's nothing to be concerned with at this point and it seems reasonable that the Giants' ace will return as soon as possible.

DTDJohnny Cueto
SP SF
1 week ago

Cueto will not be in spring training for a couple more days in order to stay with his ailing father, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

This news shouldn't worry anyone, as the stud right-hander will be ready for Cactus League soon enough. Cueto will look to build off his strong 2016 campaign where he won 18 games and posted an excellent 2.79 ERA across 32 starts with the Giants.

DTDJohnny Cueto
SP SF
5 months ago

Cueto said he'd be ready to pitch Sunday on two days rest if called upon, the San Jose Mercury News' Andrew Baggarly reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was brilliant in Thursday's start against the Rockies, giving up two runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out 11 over seven innings to pick up his 18th win of the season. The Giants are currently tied with the Mets for the two NL wild card spots, with the Cardinals one game behind. Ideally the Giants would be able to save Cueto for the wild card game, but it's possible he could be used in some fashion Sunday if a playoff spot is hanging in the balance.

DTDJohnny Cueto
SP SF
5 months ago

Cueto (groin) has been confirmed as Thursday's starter against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

This was expected but Cueto's inclusion in the lineup provided final confirmation that he will start opposite Jon Gray. Prior to leaving his last start with a groin strain, Cueto gave up eight hits but zero runs over 5.1 frames, lowering his September ERA to 1.59.

DTDJohnny Cueto
SP SF
5 months ago

Cueto (groin) will start Thursday against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander was forced to miss Sunday's start due to a Grade 1 groin strain. However, Cueto made it through his bullpen session Tuesday without issue and has been cleared to toe the rubber Thursday. He has been dominant in three starts against the Rockies so far this season (one at Coors Field), allowing just two earned runs while striking out 16 in 23.1 innings.

DTDJohnny Cueto
SP SF
5 months ago

Cueto (groin) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto had a low-intensity workout Tuesday to test his ability to throw with a strained groin muscle. The Giants haven't said when he'll make his next start, but more information should be available in the wake of Tuesday's throwing session.

DTDJohnny Cueto
SP SF
5 months ago

Cueto will test his strained left groin muscle in a throwing session Tuesday and could start Thursday against Colorado, Chris Haft of Big News Network reports. "As soon as we can get him out there, he'll be out there," said manager Bruce Bochy.

EDGE Analysis

Cueto suffered a strained groin muscle in his last start Tuesday and missed Sunday's scheduled start. It sounds like he'll make one more start at some point the final week if healthy.

DTDJohnny Cueto
SP SF
5 months ago

Cueto (groin) will not start Sunday against the Padres, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants were holding out hope that Cueto could take Sunday's turn but evidently the groin is still presenting issues. Ty Blach will toe the rubber in the series finale against San Diego in place of Cueto. Manager Bruce Bochy suggested earlier this week that Cueto could move back to early next week if he were deemed unavailable for Sunday.