Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – The Cincinnati Reds exercised their club
option on pitcher Johnny Cueto for the 2015 season on Thursday.
Cueto, who will earn $10 million in the upcoming season, compiled a 20-9
record with a 2.25 earned run average over 34 starts, a year removed from
making only 11 starts in an injury-shortened 2013 campaign.
The right-hander tied Washington starter Stephen Strasburg with 242 strikeouts
for best in the National League and became the Reds’ first 20-game winner
since Danny Jackson went 23-8 in 1988.
Over seven seasons with the Reds, the 28-year-old Dominican native has gone
85-57 with a 3.27 ERA and 995 strikeouts over 194 starts. Cueto has also gone
0-2 with a 5.19 ERA in three postseason contests.
The Reds declined the 2015 options for infielder Jack Hannahan and outfielder
Hannahan hit .188 with two RBI in 26 games last season, while Ludwick, a 12-
year veteran, had nine home runs, 45 RBI and a .244 average over 112 games.