Reds' Cueto rips teammates, says he's waiting for them 'to do their job'
Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Impending free agent Johnny Cueto has yet to engage in contract talks with the Cincinnati Reds, but his postgame comments Tuesday spoke louder than any closed-door negotiation.

Cueto, who's averaging the 10th fewest runs per start in the National League, sounded off on his teammates after the Reds' 3-0 loss, their fourth in a row, which marked the fifth time in nine starts they've scored two runs or fewer with their ace on the mound.

"I did what I actually was supposed to do. You know what, I did my job," Cueto told C. Trent Rosecrans from the Cincinnati Enquirer through his interpreter, after limiting the Kansas City Royals to three runs over seven solid innings. "I did my job, and I have to expect and wait for the rest of the team to do their job. I'm going to say that I have to continue doing what I'm doing, because that's what I'm looking for, I'm looking to do my job every day."

Cueto and the club have yet to discuss an extension after he imposed an opening-day deadline to negotiate a new contract.

The 29-year-old right-hander remains among the top pitchers in baseball again this season, emerging from Tuesday's start with 60 strikeouts in 65 1/3 innings and a 3.03 ERA.

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