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Giants' Johnny Cueto says healthy right arm is as fresh as 'a baby'

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Johnny Cueto will turn 34 on Saturday. At some point this season he should cross the 2,000-inning threshold as a big leaguer, and the Giants pitcher doesn't have to look far for a reminder of all those bullets. His right elbow is stamped with a scar from Tommy John surgery.

Yet as Cueto reported to camp Monday, he was as worry-free as ever. He has spent nearly two full years rehabbing, slimming down and building strength in his elbow and shoulder. The hard work is behind him.

"I feel like the arm is a baby," Cueto said.