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According to Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic, the right-hander “tweaked his ankle” and manager Bruce Bochy “wasn’t sure how he got through six innings.”
Despite this setback, Cueto has been relatively durable in recent years, making at least 25 starts in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
He allowed one earned run and eight hits in Wednesday’s win.
When healthy, Cueto is a force on the mound who posted an ERA of 2.82 or lower every season from 2011 to 2014 as a member of the Cincinnati Reds. He also won a World Series in 2015 with the Kansas City Royals and is a two-time All-Star.
Ty Blach, Derek Holland and Chris Stratton provide some depth, but it is difficult to envision the Giants challenging in the National League West if Cueto doesn’t remain healthy with Bumgarner already sidelined.