Johnny Cueto’s ailing elbow to be examined Monday by Andrews

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto works against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday, April 28, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

ATLANTA (AP) Injured San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto will have his ailing right elbow examined by Monday by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

Cueto was placed on the disabled list this week with inflammation in his right elbow after going 3-0 with a major league-leading 0.84 ERA in five starts. Cueto hopes to avoid season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy says ”we’ll know Monday exactly what’s going to happen.”

San Francisco hoped Cueto had overcome the blister and forearm issues that caused him to miss six weeks last year, when he went 8-8 with a 4.52 ERA in 25 starts.

Cueto was 18-5 with a 2.79 ERA in 2016, making his second All-Star team, after signing a $130 million, six-year contract with the Giants.

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