Johnny Cueto making season debut tonight

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The Giants announced on Tuesday that starter Johnny Cueto has been activated from the 60-day injured list. In a related roster move, Williams Jerez has been designated for assignment.

Cueto, 33, will be making his season debut tonight against the Pirates, starting opposite Mitch Keller. Cueto underwent Tommy John surgery in August last year. He performed well in six rehab appearances, allowing 10 runs (eight earned) on 20 hits and a walk with 21 strikeouts across 21 1/3 innings.

Cueto has two more years remaining on his contract $21 million each plus a 2022 club option worth $22 million with a $5 million buyout. So far in his Giants career, he has had one outstanding season, one ineffective season, and two heavily injury-shortened seasons.