San Francisco Giants agree to 6-year contract with pitcher Johnny Cueto

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Johnny Cueto smiles during a news conference at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. The Royals will play the Houston Astros Wednesday in the 5th baseball game of the ALDS. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The San Francisco Giants bolstered their starting pitching with Monday’s signing of ace free agent Johnny Cueto.

The 29-year-old right-hander is rumored to have signed a 6-year deal with the Giants, according to MLB.com.

The Dodgers, Cardinals, and Nationals were courting the free agent who was seeking between $140-160 million.

Cueto has a 3.44 ERA with a 176/46 K/BB ratio in 212 innings between the Reds and the Royals.

The Giants welcomed Cueto via social media.

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