RHP Johnny Cueto signs 1-year deal with Marlins, a source says

Veteran right-hander Johnny Cueto and the Miami Marlins agreed to a one-year contract with a club option guaranteeing $8.5 million, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Cueto, 36, spent last season with the Chicago White Sox and won 8-10 with a 3.35 ERA in 158 1/3 innings (24 starts).

Before joining Chicago on a one-year contract, he spent six years in San Francisco, where he enjoyed an All-Star season in 2016 before undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2018.

Cueto made his MLB debut in 2008 with the Cincinnati Reds, with whom he spent the first eight seasons of his career. In 2014, he won his first All-Star selection, winning 20 games and taking the NL lead in strikeouts en route to second place on the Cy Young voting. He was acquired from Kansas City in a midseason trade in 2015 and won a World Series with the Royals that year.

Cueto owns a career record 3.44 ERA and 143-107 with 1,812 strikeouts.

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