UPDATE (1pm on Monday) -- The Giants are "making progress" with free agent starting pitcher Johnny Cueto and "could reach a deal soon," according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
The Giants introduced Jeff Samardzija on Friday, and they may not be done adding arms to the top of their rotation.
Johnny Cueto, the biggest fish left on the pitcher market, is on the Giants' radar, and they are "making a strong push" for the free agent, according to Fox Sports.
Cueto reportedly turned down a six-year, $120 million offer from the Diamondbacks on Nov. 30. After that, Arizona turned their attention to Zack Greinke and signed him for six years and $206 million.
In 32 starts between the Royals and Reds in 2015, Cueto posted a 3.44 ERA with 176 strikeouts in 212 innings.
Over his eight-year MLB career, Cueto has a 3.30 ERA in 226 starts.
In three career starts at AT&T Park, Cueto has given up four earned runs in 21.1 innings.
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As it stands, the Giants current projected rotation is: Madison Bumgarner, Samardzija, Jake Peavy, Matt Cain and Chris Heston.
As the Winter Meetings wrapped up in Nashville last week, GM Bobby Evans spoke to the media and addressed the Giants' plans for the rest of the offseason, and whether they'll prioritize adding another starter or a left fielder as they move forward.
“We’ve got a good feeling for it,” Evans said Thursday. “We’re still balancing options between pitchers and outfielders, and getting an idea of where those might fit. Whether there’s a way to do both, we continue to measure that. There was a lot of info here that’s giving us a pretty good idea of what the options will be.”
Sources: #SFGiants making strong push for Cueto.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 14, 2015
Giants are making progress on an agreement with Johnny Cueto. Could reach a deal soon.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 14, 2015
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