Cueto on track to join the Giants in early September

Right-hander set to move rehab to Triple-A

Karl Buscheck
August 21, 2019 - 2:27 pm

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The return of Johnny Cueto is fast approaching. The San Francisco Giants announced on Wednesday that the right-hander is set to make at least a couple of starts for Triple-A Sacramento, putting him on track to return for the Sept. 6-8 series at Dodger stadium.

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Cueto, who has been working his way back from Tommy John surgery, hasn’t pitched on a major league mound in nearly 13 months. The starter’s last outing for the Giants came last summer on July 28 at what was then AT&T Park.

On Tuesday night, Cueto worked 4.1 innings for the High-A San Jose Giants, throwing 60 pitches as he allowed four earned runs on four hits. In what was his fourth rehab outing, Cueto walked one and struck out three.

The Dominican has chronicled his return, extensively, on Instagram:

Con Dios seguimos trabajando ---- thank you my fan ❤️❤️

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The veteran’s next start comes on Aug. 26 in Sacramento.

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