Giants trade for Trevor Gott from Nationals; Johnny Cueto to 60-day IL

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The Giants continued to make moves on Wednesday, adding a young arm to the bullpen.
The Giants continued to make moves on Wednesday, adding a young arm to the bullpen.

Giants trade for Trevor Gott from Nationals; Johnny Cueto to 60-day IL originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The roster churn continued Wednesday morning, a couple of hours before the Giants took the field for the first time. 

The Giants acquired right-handed reliever Trevor Gott from the Washington Nationals in exchange for cash considerations. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, Johnny Cueto was put on the 60-day injured list. 

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Gott, 26, was recently designated for assignment. He made 20 appearances for the Nationals last year, posting a 5.68 ERA and 1.52 WHIP. Gott's best big league season was his first one. He had a 3.02 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 48 appearances for the Angels in 2015.

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The move does not impact Cueto at all. He is recovering from Tommy John surgery and has not begun throwing yet. The Giants do not expect him back until September 1.

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