Cueto won't opt out, remains with Giants

Cueto won't opt out, remains with Giants

Right-hander Johnny Cueto decided Saturday night to not opt out of the final four years and $84 million of his contract with the Giants.

Cueto, 31, went 8-8 with a 4.52 ERA for San Francisco in 2017, dealing with a forearm injury that sidelined him from mid-July through August. In 2016, the two-time All-Star went 18-5 with a 2.79 ERA in 32 starts.

Prior to being traded to the Royals and helping Kansas City win the World Series in 2015, Cueto posted a 3.21 ERA with a 7.5 K/9 rate in eight seasons with the Reds.

Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.