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Giants’ Johnny Cueto goes on DL, blister issue not going away

The right-hander went on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with further blister issues, another blow to his season. “It’s really bad,” Cueto said through interpreter Erwin Higueros. [...] I think I’m hurting the team because it’s not Johnny Cueto pitching out there. Cueto lasted just four innings in Friday’s start, abbreviated because of hot spots on two fingers and his thumb, and said he thinks his problem is related to what he believes are different baseballs this year. Like Cueto, manager Bruce Bochy said he has noticed the seams are higher and agreed there’s a link to the flurry of pitchers developing blisters. For Johnny to make a comment, there are times we’ve grabbed a baseballs and seams seemed a little bit higher. Cueto said he feels a burning sensation in his fingers when throwing any of his pitches. With the trade deadline July 31, Cueto was going to be a hot commodity. With Cueto going on the DL and Madison Bumgarner activated, Matt Cain will return to the rotation and start Wednesday against the Indians. Cain was bumped by Bumgarner, but now he’ll take Cueto’s turn. Bochy said it was unfortunate that former Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval, midway through his five-year, $95 million contract with the Red Sox, was designated for assignment. John Shea is The San Francisco Chronicle’s national baseball writer. The Giants’ top two picks from the June draft are raking in the Arizona rookie league. Heliot Ramis, 17, is 18-for-44 (.409) with 10 extra-base hits, and Jacob Gonzalez, 19, is 19-for-43 (.442) with seven extra-base hits. at Padres

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