With the Cincinnati Reds struggling in the 2015 Major League Baseball season, there is a possibility that starting pitcher Johnny Cueto will be traded. But his agent said that the team has not disclosed any plans for doing so.
"They've made no indications to Johnny [Cueto] that they want to trade him, but reading the tea leaves, if they fall out of contention, it seems to make sense from their end," Bryce Dixon, the agent for Cueto, said via MLB Network Radio. "If they ride the season out with him and don't make the playoffs, then they're stuck with a compensation pick. And, from where I sit, I think they can probably get more than that on the trade market."
Cueto is suffering from a minor elbow injury, although no structural damage was revealed after an MRI. The 29-year-old starter signed a four-year $27 million contract with the Reds in 2011 and he’s an unrestricted free agent after this season. Cueto leads the Reds in total strikeouts with 60 for the year.
For his eight-year MLB career, all with the Reds since 2008, he has a win-loss record of 88-61 with 3.26 ERA and 1,055 strikeouts.
The Reds are currently in fourth place in the National League's Central Division, with 22 wins against 27 losses so far.