Johnny Cueto joins San Francisco Giants ready to win an "even year" World Series

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto smiles during a media availability Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Bearded reliever Sergio Romo saw Johnny Cueto before the festivities at AT&T Park on Thursday and welcomed him with some good-natured advice: Get your smile ready, because with those signature dreadlocks you're about to be recognized all over the Bay Area.


Cueto is ready for the attention as the Giants' new $130 million man, and ready to help San Francisco win another even-year World Series following titles in 2010, '12 and '14.

The right-hander was formally introduced in his new No. 47 jersey a day after passing a physical that included an MRI of his pitching elbow. Joked general manager Bobby Evans, "We did not MRI his hair."


Cueto's deal includes an opt out after two years and $46 million. He will earn $15 million next season and $21 million each year from 2017-21. His $5 million signing bonus is spread out in installments of $1 million each from 2017-21.

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