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San Francisco Chronicle 3 hours ago

Giants’ Posey on the WBC: I’d do it again

Buster Posey passed Johnny Cueto in a clubhouse hallway Friday morning, smiled, pumped his fist and dropped a USA! Posey, Crawford and Mark Melancon returned from the World Baseball Classic on Friday and went straight to work two days after the U.S. team enjoyed a Champagne celebration after winning the title. Posey brought something different back to the Giants, a sense of national pride and a greater appreciation for a tournament that many players dismiss. The competitor in Posey made it tough to sit out Wednesday night's championship game against Puerto Rico, but he knew from the...

Progress report: San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 2016 finish: 87-75 (2nd in NL West; lost NLDS, 3-1) Manager: Bruce Bochy (838-782, 11th season) In the front office: Brian Sabean, executive vice president of baseball operations (21st season) DOLLARS AND SENSE Highest-paid player: RHP Johnny Cueto ($23.5 million in 2017) Top-returning...
San Jose Mercury News Mar 20, 2017
Giants notes: Aaron Hill raises his stock, Johnny Cueto shimmies, etc.

Giants notes: Aaron Hill raises his stock, Johnny Cueto shimmies, etc.

The last time bench candidate Aaron Hill played left field before Monday, he was an LSU freshman -- and two future Giants had crowded him out of the middle infield.

Giants’ Cueto again shows he does not need six weeks of spring training

Cueto might have missed all that early pitcher fielding practice, but he momentarily saved a run when he jogged to the perfect spot to back up third and caught an overthrow on the triple. Last year, the Giants brought Cueto into games slowly because of a heavy workload with the Royals a year before Had the Dominican Republic advanced in the World Baseball Classic, Cueto would have unleashed those pitches on Japan in Tuesday night's semifinal game. In three Cactus League games he has thrown 10 2/3 innings and allowed two runs on six hits with no walks and six strikeouts. A changeup slipped...
Sacramento Bee Mar 20, 2017

Giants' Cueto sharp in 5-inning outing against White Sox

Instead of facing Japan in the World Baseball Classic, Johnny Cueto pitched in the Cactus League on Monday. He made the most of it. The right-hander threw five innings and …
CSN Bay Area Mar 20, 2017

After missing out on WBC, Cueto dominates White Sox

GLENDALE, Ariz. Johnny Cueto spent the offseason preparing to join the Dominican Republics team for the World Baseball Classic, and when his fathers illness kept him out of the early rounds, he spent his first two weeks in Giants camp getting ready to pitch a semifinal game.
Mark Melancon, Giants closer, leaves to join Team USA at World Baseball Classic

Mark Melancon, Giants closer, leaves to join Team USA at World Baseball Classic

Johnny Cueto was scheduled to pitch Tuesday for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, but instead Mark Melancon will leave Giants camp to join Team USA after the Americans advanced to the final round.
San Jose Mercury News Mar 19, 2017
While Johnny Cueto answers critics, Mark Melancon leaves to join Team USA

While Johnny Cueto answers critics, Mark Melancon leaves to join Team USA

Johnny Cueto was scheduled to pitch Tuesday for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, but instead Mark Melancon will leave Giants camp to join Team USA after the Americans advanced to the final round.
MLB Trade Rumors Mar 19, 2017

Quick Hits: Free Agents, Johnson, Braves, Blue Jays, Reds, Shaffer

Just over a year removed from the 2015-16 offseason, nine of the top ten contracts handed out last winter are already looking problematic, Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes.  Only Johnny Cueto turned in a vintage season in the wake of signing his pricey deal with the Giants last winter, while the other…

Giants’ Cueto could be asked to pitch in WBC title game

Giants’ Cueto could be asked to pitch in WBC title game The Giants are watching Saturday night’s World Baseball Classic game between the United States and the Dominican Republic with more than passing interest. Pitching coach Dave Righetti said that should the Dominicans beat the Americans to advance to the final round in Los Angeles, the Giants expect pitcher Johnny Cueto to be asked go, most likely to pitch in a potential championship game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. If the United States wins Saturday’s game to advance, Cueto will stay in Arizona and face the White Sox in a...

Giants’ Bumgarner, Cueto on different roads to 2017 season

The Giants’ aces were in separate places for different showcases. While Madison Bumgarner was pitching six scoreless innings in front of a packed crowd at Scottsdale Stadium no Wednesday, Johnny Cueto quietly threw 32/3 shutout innings in front of a few dozen folks at the Giants’ minor-league complex. “Really, all it comes down to is getting your arm in shape to throw 100-plus pitches and making sure everything’s starting to get sharp,” Bumgarner said after shutting down an Angels lineup featuring Mike Trout and Albert Pujols. The plan for Bumgarner, in his fifth start, was to...
CSN Bay Area Mar 12, 2017

Morse goes deep twice, Cueto makes spring debut in win over Reds

Veteran Michael Morse showed he still has power and Johnny Cueto stepped on the hill for the first time this spring as the Giants took down the Reds.
San Jose Mercury News Mar 11, 2017
Johnny Cueto makes a double debut — one for the Giants, and one for his dad

Johnny Cueto makes a double debut — one for the Giants, and one for his dad

Ailing father is with pitcher in Arizona and will live with him in San Francisco this season, WBC may be out

Giants’ Johnny Cueto pitches in front of dad for first time

Johnny Cueto made his first Cactus League start Saturday at a sold-out Scottsdale Stadium that included someone special in Cueto’s life. The elder Cueto, 71, had a mini-stroke in the Dominican and spent 10 days in a hospital, prompting his son’s late spring training arrival. Cueto, who pitched two innings, seems to be leaning against pitching in the later rounds of the World Baseball Classic. Not just because he hasn’t worked his pitch count up, but because of his father’s health. When you go to a tournament like that, you want to make sure not only you have a lot of energy but...

Giants’ Bumgarner, Cueto on target to open season

Manager Bruce Bochy arranged his spring training rotation so that Cueto, who’ll make his first Cactus League start Saturday at Scottsdale Stadium, follows Bumgarner. Bumgarner made his fourth start Friday and gave up two unearned runs in four innings in the Giants’ 7-6 loss to Cleveland. Cueto will pitch one inning, two at the most. “He’s got time to get ready,” Bochy said of Cueto, who was late to training camp because he was with his ill father but threw batting practices in the Dominican. Two outs into Bumgarner’s final inning, third baseman Gordon Beckham made a fielding...

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