Saturday, January 28, 2023

Associated Press source: Marlins and Cueto sign 1-year deal

MIAMI ( Associated Press) — The Miami Marlins and right-hander Johnny Cueto have reached an agreement that guarantees the Dominican an $8.5 million payment through the 2023 season, a person familiar with the talks said Tuesday.

The payment included a $2.5 million buyout clause in case the Marlins did not exercise an option to renew the contract in 2024, the source told The Associated Press, who spoke anonymously as the reason the contract could not be signed until after conducting a medical examination. asked to stay.

If the club exercises the option, the total amount of the contract would be $16.5 million, the person said. The New York Post was the first outlet to report the deal between the right-handed batter and the Marlins.

For now, it appears the deal leaves too many members in the Marlins’ rotation. The National League’s Cy Young Trophy winner leads the group with Dominican Sandy Alcantara, Venezuelan Pablo López, Trevor Rogers, Dominican Edward Cabrera, Braxton Garrett and Peruvian-Venezuelan Jesús Luzardo.

All of them made at least 14 starts last year.

Cueto, who turns 37 in February, had an 8-10 record with a 3.35 ERA in 2022 with the Chicago White Sox. He had 158 1/3 innings, the most since going 129 2/3 per San Francisco in 2016, the second of two years in which he has been selected to the Game of Stars.

The other year was 2014, when Cueto recorded a career-high 20 wins.

Through 15 seasons, he is 143–107 with a 3.44 ERA. He has pitched for Cincinnati, San Francisco, the White Sox, and Kansas City.

He went 1–0 in the World Series in 2015 with the Royals, helping them defeat the New York Mets after five games.

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