Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that Matt Cain will work out of the bullpen initially when he returns from the disabled list on Friday.
Matt Cain (back) is on track to start Friday against the Cubs.
Giants placed RHP Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lower back.
Matt Cain struggled in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates, surrendering six runs on three hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Matt Cain was tagged for five runs and 11 hits in four-plus innings Friday by the Orioles.
Matt Cain tossed five innings of shutout baseball to earn a win as the Giants beat the Nationals 7-1 on Saturday.
The Giants are considering moving Matt Cain to the bullpen, writes Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
Matt Cain tossed five shutout innings Sunday in the Giants' 3-1 defeat of the Nationals.
Matt Cain allowed four runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings and launched a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Reds.
Matt Cain lasted only 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday, giving up five runs on six hits while striking out only one batter.
Giants activated RHP Matt Cain from the 15-day disabled list.
Matt Cain (hamstring) has officially been cleared to rejoin the Giants' rotation on Wednesday versus the Red Sox.
Matt Cain (hamstring) will throw a bullpen session on Sunday.
Matt Cain (hamstring) is targeting the July 19-20 series against the Red Sox to rejoin the Giants' rotation.