Marlins’ Cueto brings flair, veteran presence to Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Before his Miami Marlins introductory news conference, Miami’s newest starting pitcher Johnny Cueto trotted to the mound at his new home ballpark, wrapped in a Dominican flag and dancing as music blasted throughout. Cueto signed a one-year deal with the Marlins after spending the 2022 season with Chicago. Before that, he was with San Francisco for six seasons. His deal includes $8.5 million guaranteed for 2023, with a $2.5 million buyout if Miami does not exercise a club option for 2024.

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