The Miami Marlins reportedly bolstered their rotation with the addition of two-time All-Star pitcher Johnny Cueto on Tuesday.
Cueto, who pitched in 25 video games for the Chicago White Sox, signed a one-year, $8.5 million cope with the Marlins that comes with a membership possibility for the 2024 season, The Athletic reported. The Marlins have but to formally announce the deal.
Cueto will flip 37 firstly of spring coaching subsequent month. He had a 3.35 ERA and 102 strikeouts for the White Sox in 2022. It was the primary time he recorded greater than 100 strikeouts in a season since 2017.
The right-hander has performed 15 years within the majors with the White Sox, San Francisco Giants Kansas City Royals and Cincinnati Reds. He was runner-up for the National League Cy Young Award winner in 2014 when he led the league in strikeouts with 242 and the majors with 6.2 hits per 9 innings.
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He gained a World Series with the Royals.
Should he make it to the opening day roster, Cueto will be part of a younger rotation led by the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Sandy Alcantara. The rotation may also embody Sixto Sanchez, Pablo Lopez, Jesus Luardo and Edward Cabrera. Sanchez is getting back from shoulder surgical procedure.
The Marlins completed fourth within the National League East in 2022 with a 69-93 file. The crew employed Skip Schumaker as their new supervisor.