Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that the Yankees and Tigers each had scouts in attendance for Reds starter Johnny Cueto’s Friday start against the Cubs. MLB.com’s Tigers beat reporter Jason Beck says that the Reds had a scout in attendance at Double-A Erie.
Cueto, on Friday, allowed four runs on seven hits while walking none and striking out nine in seven innings. On the season, he’s 4-4 with a 2.85 ERA and an 82/14 K/BB ratio over 85 1/3 innings.
The 29-year-old right-hander is earning $10 million this season and can become a free agent after the season. The 28-33 Reds are 12.5 games out of first place in the NL Central and are expected to be sellers as the trade deadline draws closer. Cueto is drawing some trade interest as a result.