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Giants add Valdez, move Cueto to 60-day DL

Club also options Law to Triple-A, reinstates and options Osich
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PHILADELPHIA -- The Giants' nonstop tinkering with their pitching staff continued Thursday as they transferred right-hander Johnny Cueto to the 60-day disabled list to facilitate right-hander Jose Valdez's arrival from Triple-A Sacramento.

Cueto likely will need most of June to recover from his sore right elbow.

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Giants' nonstop tinkering with their pitching staff continued Thursday as they transferred right-hander Johnny Cueto to the 60-day disabled list to facilitate right-hander Jose Valdez's arrival from Triple-A Sacramento.

Cueto likely will need most of June to recover from his sore right elbow.

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Re-classifying Cueto enabled the Giants to create 40-man roster room for Valdez, who was 1-2 with a 3.71 ERA in 12 appearances at Sacramento. To vacate a spot on the 25-man active roster for Valdez, who has pitched for the Tigers, Angels and Padres, the Giants optioned right-hander Derek Law to Sacramento.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated that similar moves to keep the pitching staff fresh will be forthcoming. He mentioned Sacramento right-handers Tyler Beede and Dereck Rodriguez as others who the Giants have considered summoning.

San Francisco also reinstated left-hander Josh Osich (hip) from the disabled list and optioned him to Sacramento.

Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.

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