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Name  Johnny Cueto
Born  2/15/1986
Height  5-10
Weight  210
Number  47
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot7/26/2014 6:38:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati right-hander Johnny Cueto was masterful again Saturday, yielding just four harmless hits over seven innings in a 1-0 Reds win over Washington.
Insight: Cueto's ERA is now 2.08 as he notched his 11th victory of the season. He's certainly among the top-three pitchers in the NL.
Hot6/22/2014 5:21:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati right-hander Johnny Cueto picked up his seventh win of the season Sunday against the Blue Jays and lowered his MLB-leading ERA in the process.
Insight: Cueto scattered seven hits and gave up three runs (one earned) while striking out eight batters over eight innings. He has a 1.86 ERA, a 0.84 WHIP and a 119/27 K/BB in 116 innings.
Hot6/11/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati right-hander Johnny Cueto was at it again Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Los Angeles managed just three hits in Cueto's six innings of work. If the season ended today, Cueto would be the easy choice for the National League Cy Young Award. He leads the NL in both strikeouts (109) and ERA (1.85) and is second in quality starts (11).
Hot6/1/2014 9:24:00 AM
Description: Reds starter Johnny Cueto tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings and struck out seven batters Saturday night.
Insight: He's only 5-4 even though he has a 1.68 ERA and a 0.76 WHIP. Cueto has a career-high 4.38 K/BB and he's allowed line drives at a rate of just 14.7 percent, tied for third lowest in the majors.
Hot5/15/2014 7:25:00 PM
Description: Reds ace Johnny Cueto continued to pitch like a Cy Young contender Thursday against the Padres (9 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 8 K's).
Insight: Thursday was Cueto's fourth career shutout. He hasn't allowed more than two runs in any of his nine starts this season. Cueto (4-2, 1.25 ERA) will be on the mound next Tuesday against the Nats.
Hot5/9/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati right-hander Johnny Cueto remained 3-2 despite allowing two runs on five hits in eight innings Friday against Colorado.
Insight: Cueto has a 1.43 ERA and a 0.73 WHIP this season, but he's received very little run support. The right-hander is obviously due for some regression -- he has a .160 BABIP and a 99.5 LOB% -- but he's still an excellent starter who has a 9.71 K/9 and a 2.29 BB/9.
Hot5/3/2014 11:05:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati right-hander Johnny Cueto yielded a pair of home runs, but turned in another good performance in earning his third win of the season.
Insight: Cueto has given up two runs or less in all seven starts this season and owns a 1.31 ERA. He's also struck out 10-plus batters in three of his last four starts. He's a must start until further notice.
Hot4/27/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati right-hander Johnny Cueto fired eight scoreless innings Sunday against Atlanta.
Insight: The Reds weren't able to score for Cueto (2-2, 1.15 ERA) so he had to settle for a no-decision. Cueto has allowed just one earned run in his last 30 innings pitched (0.30 ERA). He and Julio Teheran, the two starters featured today at Turner Field, might be the two hottest pitchers in baseball right now.
Hot4/22/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Johnny Cueto threw a second straight complete game Tuesday.
Insight: Cueto (1.38 ERA, 0.77 WHIP) shut out the Pirates on three hits his last start, and he victimized them again Tuesday in a 4-1 win. The right-hander has given up 19 hits and six earned runs while striking out 39 in 39 innings this season.
Hot4/16/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati ace Johnny Cueto was feeling it Wednesday in a shutout win over Pittsburgh.
Insight: Cueto (1-2, 1.50 ERA) finished with a career-high 12 punchouts in the victory. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against these same Pirates.
4/5/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Johnny Cueto has struck out 17 batters in 14 innings over his first two starts.
Insight: Cueto dealt with shoulder irritation late in spring training but he has tossed seven innings in each of his first two starts and allowed eight hits and three earned runs. He made three trips to the DL last year due to a right lat strain and has only thrown 200 innings once in his career, but he has posted a 2.61 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP when he's been on the hill the last three seasons.
3/27/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: The Reds have cleared Johnny Cueto to start on Opening Day, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Insight: Cueto was scratched from a Cactus League start due to irritation near his shoulder blade, but he fanned 11 batters over five innings in a minor league game on Tuesday. Cueto made just 11 starts last season due to a recurring lat injury that landed him on the DL three separate times.
Hot10/1/2013 11:26:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati right-hander Johnny Cueto started two games against the Pirates this season yielding just three hits and one earned run over 12 1/3 IP. He struck out nine batters.
Insight: He will be going up against Pirates' left-hander Francisco Liriano. Cueto is 1-0 with a 0.75 ERA since coming off the disabled list in mid-September.
9/28/2013 8:47:00 PM
Description: Johnny Cueto will draw the start Tuesday in Cincinnati's wild card playoff against Pittsburgh. SOURCE: Mark Sheldon,
Insight: He'll be going up against Pirates lefthander Francisco Liriano. Cueto is 1-0 with a 0.75 ERA since coming off the disabled list in mid-September. The winner of Tuesday's game is likely to face NL Central champ St. Louis in the Divison Series.
9/16/2013 6:22:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Johnny Cueto has been activated from the DL.
Insight: Cueto's start Monday versus Houston will be his first in almost three months. Cueto is 2-6 all-time against the Astros (3.89 ERA in 12 career starts).
9/15/2013 11:21:00 AM
Description: Cincinnati ace Johnny Cueto will return Monday against Houston. SOURCE: C. Trent Rosecrans, Cincinnati Enquirer
Insight: Back problems have limited Cueto to just nine starts this year. The Reds are probably going to be pretty careful with him so don't expect him to throw more than four or five innings in his first start back.
9/14/2013 12:35:00 PM
Description: Reds righthander Johnny Cueto had a good bullpen session on Saturday and is expected to get a start on Monday or Tuesday.
Insight: He's been struggling with back problems since June. He's 4-2 with a 3.33 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 41 Ks in 48 2/3 IP.
9/5/2013 10:12:00 PM
Description: Reds righthander Johnny Cueto will probably pitch out of the bullpen when he returns from the DL. SOURCE:
Insight: Basically, the Reds will be treating his relief appearances like rehab outings. If he progresses quickly enough, Cueto could return to the starting rotation before the end of the season. He's been struggling with back problems since June.
8/21/2013 5:33:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Johnny Cueto (lat) threw 40 pitches from 60 feet Wednesday. It was his first time throwing since going on the disabled list June 29 with a strained right lat muscle. SOURCE: Cincinnati Enquirer
Insight: The initial plan was for Cueto not to resume throwing until he had an MRI Friday. "I was feeling fine that’s what I told the doctor," Cueto said. "I’m not feeling any pain. I was feeling good. I talked to the trainer. He said, ‘let’s see how you’re feeling today.’ Today was good."
8/20/2013 8:46:00 PM
Description: Reds starter Johnny Cueto (lat) will undergo an MRI Friday, according to "If it shows improvement, he may start throwing as well," Reds head trainer Paul Lessard said. "But it all depends. His strength numbers are better than they have been. His last scan [last Friday] still showed the strain was maybe 75 percent healed. We're hoping it's a little closer to zero before we start a throwing program."
Insight: Cueto has dealt with lat and oblique issues since the playoffs last year. After three trips to the disabled list in 2013 the team is taking it very slowly. There's a chance Cueto won't pitch again this season.

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