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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 (forearm) is on track to rejoin the Giants' rotation on July 3.
Cain holds a 4.61 ERA but a 15/3 K/BB ratio over 13 2/3 innings in his first three rehab starts. The veteran right-hander is trying to pitch through a strained flexor tendon and isn't a great bet to make in through the season, but fantasy owners can probably roll with him as long as he's healthy. Go ahead and stash Cain away if he's on your waiver wire. Jun 23 - 7:53 PM

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Matt Cain (elbow) felt great after Saturday's outing with Triple-A Sacramento, but could require one additional rehab start before rejoining the Giants rotation.

Cain surrendered a pair of runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings against Triple-A Reno on Saturday, striking out six and walking none. Giving him an extra start to help rebuild his stamina will also allow the Giants to figure out their rotation, as they need to squeeze in Cain and Jake Peavy who is set to return this week.
Jun 21 - 7:22 PM

Matt Cain (elbow) will make his next minor league rehab start with Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.

Cain struggled in Monday's start, allowing three earned runs over 3 1/3 innings with Sacramento, though the Giants coaching staff came away impressed with his stuff. If he fares well in this outing, there's a chance that he could be cleared to rejoin the Giants rotation shortly after, though it's unclear whose spot he would be taking.
Jun 19 - 8:29 PM

Matt Cain (elbow) allowed four runs -- three earned -- over 3 1/3 innings Monday in a minor league rehab start with Triple-A Sacramento.

While the results weren't great, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he was encouraged by the reports on his stuff. He'll make at least one and possibly two more rehab starts before coming off the disabled list.
Jun 16 - 2:49 PM

Matt Cain (elbow) allowed two runs over 3 2/3 innings in his first rehab start with Double-A Richmond on Tuesday.

Cain struck out two while yielding three hits and a walk. He threw 36 of 55 pitches for strikes. Working his way back from a strained flexor tendon, Cain likely won't be activated until early next month.
Jun 9 - 7:53 PM

Matt Cain (elbow) is scheduled to throw around 50 pitches in his minor league rehab start with Double-A Richmond on Tuesday.

He'll continue to build up his pitch count from there with the expectation that he'll be ready to return to the Giants rotation in early July. He's attempting to pitch through a strained flexor tendon.
Jun 6 - 1:27 PM

Matt Cain (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Richmond on Tuesday.

Cain threw 42 pitches in an extended spring training game Wednesday and will build up his pitch count a bit more than that Tuesday. The Giants are expected to give him plenty of time during his rehab assignment, as he's not expected back until just before the All-Star break if all goes well. The veteran righty is trying to pitch through a strained flexor tendon.
Jun 5 - 4:29 PM

Matt Cain (elbow) threw 42 pitches in an extended spring training game Wednesday and afterward said he felt good.

Cain continues to work his way back from a strained flexor tendon suffered at the season's outset. There remains no timetable for his return to the Giants, but at least he's moving in the right direction.
Jun 3 - 8:06 PM

Matt Cain (elbow) is expected to pitch three innings Wednesday in extended spring training.

Cain could be getting closer to a rehab assignment. He's been sidelined by a strained flexor tendon. Cain has pitched just 274 2/3 innings since 2013. Before that, he had thrown 200+ innings in six straight seasons. The Giants are hoping to have him back before the All-Star break.
May 30 - 8:38 PM

Matt Cain threw to hitters Tuesday for the first time since suffering a flexor strain in his right arm.

Cain tossed 25 pitches to a group of Giants batters and reported no issues after the simulated appearance. He still has a long road ahead, but this is obviously a big step for the rehabbing right-hander. Look for Cain to make his 2015 debut sometime in July.
May 26 - 5:24 PM

Matt Cain (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday, mixing in offspeed pitches with fastballs.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy came away from the session encouraged. As long as he doesn't experience any unusual soreness on Saturday, he'll proceed to the next stage of his rehab which will be facing live hitters for the first time on Tuesday. While he's finally making tangible progress, he still isn't expected to return to the Giants before July.
May 22 - 9:15 PM

Matt Cain's (elbow) next step will be to throw breaking balls on flat ground.

Cain has already been throwing off a mound, but this will be the first time he's thrown breaking pitches since being diagnosed with a right flexor tendon strain. No timetable has been set for Cain's return, but the veteran right-hander is aiming to be back before the All-Star break.
May 19 - 8:01 PM

Matt Cain admitted to still feeling some discomfort in his elbow during a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday.

He was encouraged by the session overall, though, as it was less pain than his previous 'pen session and he was able to focus more on making his pitches this time around. No timetable has been set for Cain's return, but the veteran right-hander is aiming to be back before the All-Star break.
May 15 - 4:54 PM

Matt Cain (elbow) threw 20 pitches in a "light 'pen" session Tuesday.

The mound session was his first since the end of spring. He'll throw off a mound again Friday, at which point they'll know more about his outlook. A return to the Giants still isn't expected any time soon.
May 13 - 6:31 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that Matt Cain (elbow) is "getting close to where he will throw a bullpen."

Cain has been throwing on flat ground for the last week. Bochy cautioned, however, that the club would proceed cautiously with the right-hander, so he figures to be a long ways off from a rehab assignment. "We're going to slow-play him and make sure he doesn't have another setback," the skipper added.
May 4 - 10:50 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Joaquin Arias
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Nori Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Hunter Strickland
9Michael Broadway