As expected, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto will have Tommy John surgery on Thursday at the Kerlin Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, the Giants announced on Wednesday.
The #SFGiants announced today that right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery tomorrow. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the procedure at the Kerlin Jobe clinic in Los Angeles.
Cueto went 3-2 with a 3.23 ERA in nine starts this season.
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) August 2, 2018
Cueto’s 2018 season has been very frustrating. Recently, Cueto revealed his elbow would flare up in pain every time he threw the ball.
So far this year, Cueto has managed to appear in just nine games, earning a 3-2 record with an ERA of 3.23 and WHIP of 1.11.
The Giants signed Cueto to a six-year deal back at the end of 2015. He’s currently playing out the third year of that contract, which is wort $130 million.