Giants sign Cueto to six-year contract

Posted at 4:54 PM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 16:54:36-05

SAN FRANSCISO -- Pitcher Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a six-year contract, pending a physical.

The Giants said Monday the deal contains a team option for 2022. Under the agreement, Cueto can opt out after the 2017 season and become a free agent again.

A 29-year-old right-hander, Cueto was 11-13 with a 3.44 ERA in 32 starts for Cincinnati and Kansas City, which acquired him in a trade July 26.

He was 4-7 for the Royals in the regular season and 2-1 in the postseason, including a two-hitter that gave Kansas City a 2-0 World Series lead over the New York Mets.