Players are normally out for at least one year after Tommy John surgery. ST. LOUIS — The Giants remain optimistic that Johnny Cueto will take the mound for the team before the end of the 2019 season.   You cannot paste images directly.   Your previous content has been restored. It has not yet been decided who will perform the operation or where it will take place.Sandoval sustained the injury during Sunday's game against the Padres when he slid awkwardly into home plate and then retreated to the dugout holding his leg. Just about every procedure is announced as “successful” right away, but it doesn’t actually mean much.

Manager Bruce Bochy revealed Tuesday that Cueto is dealing with back tightness that will force him to push back his first start of the year. He was a big part of this offense. section: | slug: giants-johnny-cueto-shifts-to-60-day-injured-list | sport: baseball | route: article_single_fantasy | Cueto said he felt tightness on the left side of his upper back while warming up for a bullpen session on Tuesday at Busch Stadium. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Is he done, or is there a small chance recaptures some of his past glory? The third baseman, nicknamed "Kung Fu Panda," has played nine seasons for San Francisco, including winning three World Series championships in 2010, '12 and '14. "It's a pretty good tear," Bochy said. Health and age have stopped these guys, and same goes with Cueto. It's always tough when you lose one of your top guys. “I just have to be smart and realize that I have two more years with the Giants so I will do what they tell me to do,” Cueto said. It was initially diagnosed as a right hamstring strain, but an MRI revealed it was much worse. I think we tend to overlook how good Cueto has been because he's never been a big strikeout guy. at PHOENIX -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy received surprising news prior to Thursday's series opener against the D-backs at Chase Field, and it provided a big blow to his club.Bochy announced that Pablo Sandoval will undergo season-ending surgery on his right hamstring next week. Manager Bruce Bochy indicated Cueto’s injury is the type of pain a pitcher might be able to tolerate in the middle of a pennant race, but the Giants see no reason to push Cueto.

The right-hander still threw about 30 pitches, but said he stopped because he didn’t want to do any any more harm. Samardzija throws bullpen session; Strickland faces live hitters, Sandoval out for season; Cueto has TJ surgery.

Struggled coming back from injury late last season. “Had just a little bump and under normal circumstances we might try to pitch through it,” Bochy said. "What a great start he got off to, probably right up there with being the best pitcher in baseball. Limited upside on a bad team that moved fences in and he doesn't get strikeouts. Debuting against the Dodgers this weekend, however, is now out of the question. Bochy said the team hasn't ruled anything out as far as the extent of Cueto's injury, including the specter of a torn ulnar collateral ligament that might require Tommy John surgery. NOTICE: No Bench Coach Discussion in This Forum. Hard pass. Cueto went 3-2 with a 3.23 ERA in nine starts this season. Category: Injury Updates | More Johnny Cueto: News, Rankings, Projections, Stats. According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Cueto met with renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews to discuss treatment for the UCL injury back in … Cueto underwent Tommy John surgery last August and is nearing the finish line of an extensive recovery process. Please check the opt-in box to acknowledge that you would like to subscribe. All Rights Reserved. © 2020 ABG-SI LLC. He threw his first bullpen session on April 30, and his session prior to Saturday's game against the D-backs was his fifth. Struggled coming back from injury late last season. Cueto (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday. The Giants aren't saying much about Johnny Cueto's injured elbow, but all indications are their ace could be looking at an extended spell on the shelf. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/omnisport/80/aa/johnny-cueto-092116-getty-ftr-usjpg_zcb5m094b68g1mkyamcxbnhm8.jpg?t=1255062175&w=500&quality=80, Joe Panik injury update: Giants 2B has thumb surgery, out 6 weeks, Madison Bumgarner injury update: Giants P (broken finger) aims to start throwing. Kurtenbach: Five moves the SF Giants should make this offseason, Bruce Bochy on possible return to managing: ‘I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss it’, Joe Morgan, Oakland-raised Baseball Hall of Famer, dies at 77. Jake Rill is an editorial producer for MLB.com based in Phoenix. He played second. Giants starter Johnny Cueto discusses setback,…, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Three dead in separate shooting, stabbing overnight in San Jose, Giants starter Johnny Cueto discusses setback, when he could pitch again.   Pasted as rich text. When he wasn't playing, he was our pinch-hitter. "Injury updates• Right-hander Jeff Samardzija (right shoulder inflammation) threw 20 pitches in a bullpen session on Thursday, and he will throw another session in a few days. “But I understand and I just have to wait and hope that it goes away.”. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Cueto, 32, is in his 11th MLB season. By San Francisco Giants starter Johnny Cueto, who was expected to start Sunday’s final game in Oakland, instead will pitch Monday night at home against the Rockies. GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER.