White Sox Sign Former All-Star Pitcher

With MLB Opening Day just two days away, Johnny Cueto was one of the biggest names still available via free agency. Yet, that now has changed, as the veteran starter has agreed to a minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox. 

If Cueto ends up making the majors, he will earn $4.2 million for the 2022 campaign. With that, he also has an opt-out clause on May 15th, so if the White Sox elect not to bring him up, he will have the opportunity to search for another opportunity. 

Cueto spent the 2021 season as a member of the San Francisco Giants. In 22 appearances, he sported a 7-7 record and 4.08 ERA. At this juncture of his career, he is better suited to be in the latter half of a team's rotation, so we will have to wait and see if Chicago places him there. 

Cueto's vast experience will of course help his chances with the White Sox. In 330 career games between the Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, and Giants, he has a 135-97 record and 3.45 ERA. With that, he's a two-time All-Star and has a World Series ring on his resume, too. 

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