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Matt Cain | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Matt Cain allowed one run over 3 1/3 innings Thursday in a minor league game.
MLB.com's Chris Haft writes that Cain "looked strong," as he allowed two hits and hit one batter while striking out six. He threw a total of 51 pitches and sat in the 90-92 mph range. The veteran right-hander is currently working his way back from elbow surgery. Mar 19 - 5:07 PM

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Matt Cain was lit up in his Cactus League start against the Athletics Saturday, giving up four runs on six hits over 1 2/3 innings.

The silver lining is that Cain didn't walk a batter and all six hits were singles. In his first start of the spring Cain went two scoreless innings, so Saturday was likely just a hiccup as he readies for the season. With surgery to remove bone chips in his right elbow behind him, Cain should enjoy more success this year than his subpar 2014 season.
Mar 14 - 7:08 PM

Matt Cain made his Cactus League debut on Monday, tossing two perfect innings in a tie with the Dodgers.

Cain started and laid goose eggs throughout his linescore. All six outs came via three ground outs and three fly outs. Cain is on his way back from surgery to remove bone chips in his right elbow as well as a minor ankle procedure, so the Giants have understandably been bringing him along cautiously. Cain should still be ready to go when the regular season begins.
Mar 9 - 7:13 PM

Matt Cain (elbow, ankle) is expected to make his first Cactus League start around March 10.

The Giants have eased Cain into things this season, as he's coming off surgery to remove bone chips from his throwing elbow as well as a minor procedure on his right ankle. He faced hitters in Giants' camp Thursday without incident and has plenty of time to get stretched out for his first turn when the regular season gets underway.
Mar 5 - 5:18 PM

Matt Cain (elbow, ankle) faced hitters Thursday.

It was a nice step in the right direction for the veteran right-hander, who is being eased along slowly in Giants camp this spring. Cain underwent surgery in August to remove painful bone chips and spurs from his right elbow and then needed a minor procedure in September on his right ankle. He's expected to be ready for the first week of the regular season.
Mar 5 - 2:26 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Saturday that Matt Cain's Cactus League debut would be pushed back a couple of weeks.

That means Cain won't toe the slab in game action until at least March 10. There have been no setbacks in his recovery from elbow surgery, the Giants simply don't want to rush him. He remains on track to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Feb 28 - 2:35 PM

Matt Cain (elbow, ankle) is on track to make a start during the first week of Cactus League play.

Cain was a bit behind the Giants' other starters when he arrived at spring training in Arizona, but that was by design. The right-hander needed surgery in August to remove painful bone chips and spurs from his right elbow and then underwent a minor procedure in September on his right ankle. He should be 100 percent for the beginning of the 2015 regular season.
Feb 26 - 2:37 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters Thursday that Matt Cain (elbow) isn't yet throwing off a mound every other day like his fellow starting pitchers.

It's just a precautionary measure and Cain should be able to catch up over the next seven weeks. The veteran right-hander underwent surgery last August to remove bone chips and spurs from his right elbow, and he then needed an operation in September to get rid of a bone spur in his right ankle. He should be ready for the beginning of the 2015 regular season.
Feb 19 - 2:30 PM

Matt Cain (elbow, ankle) expects to be on pretty close to a normal throwing schedule when spring training begins.

Cain had surgery last August to remove bone chips and spurs in his right elbow and an operation in September to get rid of a bone spur in his right ankle. He's been throwing five times per week and is slated to throw off a mound for a second time this winter on Friday. "I feel like I'm 18 again," Cain said. "I feel as good as I did when I first signed with these guys." The veteran righty is trying to rebound in 2015 after hold a 4.18 ERA in just 15 starts last season.
Feb 6 - 1:52 PM

Giants activated RHP Matt Cain from the 60-day disabled list.

Cain had surgery in August for bone chips and spurs in his right elbow and then had another procedure in September to remove a bone spur from his right ankle. He'll hope for better luck on the injury front in 2015.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 09:16:00 AM

Matt Cain underwent surgery recently to remove a painful bone spur from his right ankle.

Cain was shut down for the season in early August after needing surgery for bone chips and spurs in his right elbow. The surgery on his ankle came as a surprise to the Giants, but he is still expected to be fine for the start of spring training next February. He was 2-7 with a 4.18 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 70/32 K/BB ratio in 90 1/3 innings this year for San Francisco.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 04:50:00 PM

Giants transferred RHP Matt Cain from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move makes some room on the 40-man roster. Cain is out for the season following surgery to remove bone chips and bone spurs from his right elbow.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 10:18:00 PM

Matt Cain underwent successful surgery Tuesday to remove bone chips and bone spurs from his right elbow.

Cain recently admitted that he's been dealing with the injury since high school and it finally became too painful to pitch through. He'll need three months of rehab and should be fine for spring training.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 07:45:00 PM

Matt Cain will undergo season-ending surgery next Monday to remove bone chips from his right elbow.

The expectation was that Cain was unlikely to pitch again this season, but it's now official. Recovery time is expected to be around three months, so he should be ready to go for spring training next year assuming all goes well with his rehab.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Matt Cain (elbow) is expected to undergo season-ending surgery.

Reports had indicated earlier that he would hold off for now in a long shot hope to pitch later this season, but it sounds like he'll go under the knife soon. Cain has dealt with bone chips in his right elbow for 10 years and it's finally causing enough pain to where he can't pitch. The rehab will last three months, so he'll be fine for spring training next season.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 05:43:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Casey McGehee
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Norichika Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
3John Bowker
CF1Angel Pagan
2Justin Maxwell
RF1Hunter Pence
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Yusmeiro Petit
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7J.C. Gutierrez
8Clay Rapada
9Erik Cordier