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Johnny Cueto is heading back to the disabled list

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Giants general manager Bobby Evans said that starter Johnny Cueto is likely headed back to the disabled list.

Cueto pitched on Saturday against the Brewers, allowing four runs over four innings and said afterward that he still felt pain in his elbow. He was scheduled to meet with doctors yesterday, who will assess what is up with his elbow. An elbow, it should be noted, that was already ailing, causing him to miss a couple of months during the first half of the season. Can’t be good.

Cueto is 3-2 in nine starts on the year.

Oakland Athletics reverse course, will continue to pay minor leaguers

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Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Oakland Athletics owner John Fisher has reversed course and will continue to pay minor leaguers. Fisher tells Slusser, “I concluded I made a mistake.” He said he is also setting up an assistance fund for furloughed employees.

The A’s decided in late May to stop paying paying minor leaguers as of June 1, which was the earliest date on which any club could do so after an MLB-wide agreement to pay minor leaguers through May 31 expired. In the event, the A’s were the only team to stop paying the $400/week stipends to players before the end of June. Some teams, notable the Royals and Twins, promised to keep the payments up through August 31, which is when the minor league season would’ve ended. The Washington Nationals decided to lop off $100 of the stipends last week but, after a day’s worth of blowback from the media and fans, reversed course themselves.