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Matt Cain | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
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Matt Cain finished the season strong, tossing five scoreless innings and earning a no-decision in Sunday's loss to the Rockies.
Cain was making his first start since August 25. He limited the Rockies to two htis and a walk while striking out one. The right-hander is happy to close the book on the 2015 season, as he spent most of it injured and the rest of it underperforming. Cain ends the year with a 5.79 ERA, a 1.50 WHIP, and a 41/20 K/BB ratio over 60 2/3 innings. Oct 4 - 6:44 PM

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Matt Cain will start for the Giants in Sunday's season finale against the Rockies.

Since returning from the disabled list on September 11, Cain has worked exclusively out of the bullpen, posting a 9.00 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in three innings of work. He won't be expected to work deep into the ballgame and doesn't make for a strong streaming option in any fantasy format.
Oct 3 - 3:03 PM

Giants activated RHP Matt Cain from the 15-day disabled list.

Cain will be used as a reliever down the stretch. He's posted a 6.15 ERA in 10 starts this season while pitching through a flexor tendon strain in his right arm.
Sep 11 - 5:17 PM

Matt Cain (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list on Thursday and used as a reliever down the stretch.

Cain made two rehab appearances in relief as he works his way back from nerve irritation in his right elbow. He's posted a 6.15 ERA in 10 starts this season while pitching through a flexor tendon strain in his right arm, although Cain thinks he knows what he's done wrong mechanically. "I got into a bad habit of dropping my elbow and pushing the ball to the plate," he said, "instead of getting on top of it and using some leverage to get it down in the strike zone."
Sep 9 - 10:07 AM

Matt Cain (elbow) will throw two innings Monday with Triple-A Sacramento.

Cain has been on the disabled list since August 28 with nerve irritation in his surgically-repaired right elbow and he owns a rough 6.15 ERA in 10 starts this season for the Giants. The veteran righty is not going to be rushed back to the active roster.
Sep 7 - 2:42 PM

Matt Cain (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Sacramento.

Cain is expected to throw two innings as he rehabs from nerve irritation in his right elbow. The right-hander owns an ugly 6.15 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through 10 starts, and the club will surely take their time with him in his rehab. It's unclear whether we'll see him again in 2015.
Sep 2 - 9:03 PM

Giants placed RHP Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list with nerve irritation in his right elbow.

Cain has struggled mightily since his return from the disabled list, posting a 6.15 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through his 10 starts, and the nerve issue could be partially to blame. Chris Heston will take his place in the Giants rotation and start on Sunday.
Aug 28 - 7:24 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the team is still deciding whether Matt Cain will make his next start.

Tim Hudson is the most likely candidate to take Cain's spot, if Cain is indeed removed from the rotation. The right-hander owns a 6.15 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through 10 starts. Cain is signed through the 2017 season with a $7.5 million buyout for 2018.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Aug 26 - 9:36 PM

Matt Cain lost to the Cubs on Tuesday, surrendering six runs in five innings of work.

Cain allowed a well-struck three-run home run to Kyle Schwarber in the third inning, and Miguel Montero followed up in the fourth with a two-run shot of his own. They were two of eight hits the right-hander gave up along with two walks and three strikeouts. Cain now has 10 starts since making his season debut on July 2 and the results are ugly: he carries a 6.15 ERA with a 1.58 WHIP and a 38/17 K/BB ratio over 52 2/3 innings. He'll try to turn things around with a home start versus the Cardinals.
Aug 26 - 1:50 AM

Matt Cain pitched six innings of two-run ball and struck out six Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Cain exited with a one-run lead, but it was gone in a flash. Still, it was a strong outing for him against a top team. Unfortunately, it's just his third quality start and fourth time he's lasted six innings in nine starts since he returned from the disabled list. At least it'll help solidify his spot in the rotation for now.
Aug 19 - 11:15 PM

The Giants have yet to officially list a scheduled starter for Wednesday's game in St. Louis.

It had been Matt Cain's spot, but it's possible the veteran will be booted from the rotation following four straight poor outings. Mike Leake (hamstring) will rejoin the rotation on Tuesday, and Ryan Vogelsong has out-pitched Cain of late. More should be known on Cain's status soon.
Aug 16 - 3:31 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy was noncommittal Saturday when asked if Matt Cain will remain in the starting rotation.

Mike Leake and Tim Hudson are close to returning from the disabled list and the Giants don't want to send impressive left-hander Josh Osich back to the minor leagues. Leake is scheduled to return Tuesday so the Giants have to make a decision soon. Cain has struggled over his last four starts, going 0-2 with a disappointing 8.24 ERA over that span. The 30-year-old hasn't been a useful fantasy contributor since 2012.
Aug 15 - 8:10 PM

Matt Cain surrendered five runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Nationals on Friday.

Cain walked one and struck out three on the night. The Giants had staked him to an early 6-1 lead, but he couldn't stick around long enough to earn his third victory. Cain now owns a troublesome 6.05 ERA and 1.58 WHIP on the season, and could be in danger of losing his spot in the Giants rotation when Tim Hudson is ready to return. He'll try to right the ship on Wednesday against the Cardinals in St. Louis.
Aug 15 - 1:47 AM

Matt Cain surrendered five earned runs over four innings Saturday in a loss to the Cubs.

Cain walked five and allowed six hits, including a third-inning Kris Bryant home run. He's looked shaky for the most part since returning in early July from a flexor tendon strain in his right arm. A home start against the Nationals is next.
Aug 8 - 7:26 PM

Matt Cain took a no-decision after yielding four runs in five innings to the Braves in a 12-inning loss on Monday.

The Braves put 12 runners on base against Cain on 10 hits, a walk, and a hit batsman. All four runs scored in the bottom of the sixth, when Cain allowed two singles, a three-run home run, and a double before departing with no outs. The right-hander recorded only one strikeout on the evening. Cain has been inconsistent in his first six starts, owning a 4.91 ERA with a 1.45 WHIP and a 24/8 K/BB ratio over 33 innings. He'll look for better results at Wrigley Field versus the Cubs in his next start.
Aug 3 - 11:23 PM

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