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18 Matt Cain SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/230 | Birthdate: 10/1/1984 | Birthplace: Dothan, AL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Francisco | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $20,833,333 | Owned/Started%: 65/11 | Average Draft Position: 177.82
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Giants P Matt Cain gives up 5 runs in loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain's season-debut was one that included a lot of rust him get tagged for five earned runs in Thursday afternoon's 5-4 loss to the Marlins. 

Cain went five innings, surrendered seven hits, walked four batters and struck out two. This was Cain's first performance of the season after returning from the disabled list due to a forearm injury. 

"I think he should be encouraged," manager Bruce Bochy said, per MLB.com. "His first four innings, I thought he was pretty good. He's going to get better, building up his strength and stamina. He looks healthy, I'll say that."

Cain's ERA to start his season is 9.00. 


Giants SP Matt Cain comes off DL, Tim Lincecum goes on DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) As expected, the Giants activated starting pitcher Matt Cain (forearm) from the 15-day disabled list prior to Thursday's game against the Marlins. To clear a roster spot, starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (forearm) went on the 15-day disabled list.

Giants' Bochy confirms Cain starting Thursday, Peavy starting Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Giants manager Bruce Bochy confirmed Tuesday starting pitcher Matt Cain (forearm) will return from the disabled list Thursday at Miami. One day later, Jake Peavy (back) will come off the disabled list to start Friday against the Nationals.

Giants SP Matt Cain expected to make season debut on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/30/2015) Giants right-hander Matt Cain last pitched in the big leagues on July 9, 2014. Now, after months of rehabbing, Cain is on track to make his long-awaited return to the mound for the Giants on Thursday in Miami.

"It’s been a long time, a lot of working out, rehabbing, watching and not being able to participate," Cain said, per the San Francisco Chronicle. "It will be good, like you can contribute some."

Cain had surgery last year to remove bone chips from his pitching elbow and his ankle. He also suffered a strained flexor tendon at the end of spring training this year. He is slated to make his season debut on Thursday against the Marlins.


Giants SP Matt Cain makes fourth rehab start on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/26/2015) Giants right-hander Matt Cain made another rehab start for Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday. Cain, who is tentatively scheduled to make his season debut on July 2 in Miami, pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits. He walked two and struck out four, tossing 98 pitches in the outing. 

Cain has made a total of four rehab starts, as he has been recovering from a forearm injury that has kept him out of action all season. He has allowed nine earned runs in 19 1/3 innings, while recording an impressive 19:5 K:BB ratio during his rehab.


Giants to have Peavy, Cain do another rehab start before return


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) The Giants will have pitchers Jake Peavy and Matt Cain make one more rehab start each before returning to the team, according to CSN Bay Area. 

Peavy and Cain are expected to return to the Giants on July 2 and 3. 

Both pitchers have been recovering from forearm injuries. Peavy has appeared in two games this season and surrendered a total of eight earned runs. Cain hasn't made an appearance at all this season. 


Giant SP Matt Cain gives up two runs in rehab start Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Giants starter Matt Cain had his second rehab outing with Triple A Sacramento on Saturday. The right-hander threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He struck out six and did not walk a batter, throwing 59 of his 89 pitches for strikes.

Cain is working his way back from a forearm injury, and will likely need one or two more rehab starts before he is ready to return to the rotation.


Giants pitchers Cain, Peavy to make rehab starts this weekend


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/19/2015) Giants right-handers Matt Cain and Jake Peavy are scheduled to make at least one more rehab start each, as they continue to work their way back to the big-league rotation.

Cain, who has been shelved all season with a forearm injury, will start for Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Peavy will get the start on Sunday for Sacramento, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Peavy has made two starts with the Giants this season before going down with a back injury. 


Giants SP Matt Cain likely to make at least two more rehab starts


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (forearm) ranged from 90-94 mph with his fastball during a rehab outing Monday for Triple-A Sacramento, per CSNBayArea.com. Cain said he was pleased with his performance, but he needs to work on getting his pitch count up.

"That was good," he said. "I was throwing my fastball a good bit, which is nice. The location wasn't great all the time ... the breaking ball was a lot better."

Cain said there is no set timetable for his return, but he is expected to need at least two more rehab starts.

"Unless he surprises us and goes seven or eight in his next start," manager Bruce Bochy said. 


Giants SP Matt Cain allows four runs in rehab start Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain struggled during Monday's rehab start at Triple-A.

Cain allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits over 3 1/3 innings. He also struck out seven and walked two, but he surrendered a home run.

Monday's contest was his first outing at Triple-A during his rehab assignment. He has not pitched this season for the Giants because of a forearm injury.


Giants SP Matt Cain to make next rehab start Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) After making his first rehab start Tuesday, Giants pitcher Matt Cain said he felt fine after throwing 48 pitches Tuesday, reports CSNBayArea.com.

"I'm as close to 'normal' as I could be," he said.

Cain will make his next rehab start Monday at Triple-A. He is dealing with a forearm injury, which has sidelined him all season.


Giants SP Matt Cain allows two runs in rehab game Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain surrendered two runs on three hits over 3 2/3 innings of work during a rehab assignment Tuesday for the team's Double-A affiliate.

Cain threw 48 pitches during the outing. He also walked one and struck out two. Cain has not pitched for the Giants this season as he recovers from a forearm injury.


Giants SP Matt Cain (forearm) has tentative rehab plan


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/9/2015) Giants starter Matt Cain is scheduled to begin his rehab assignment with a start on Tuesday with Double-A Richmond. Manager Bruce Bochy said after Tuesday's start, Cain would likely make two starts with Triple-A Sacramento before possibly being activated from the disabled list, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Cain has yet to pitch this season while he recovers from a forearm injury. 


Giants SP Matt Cain starting rehab stint Tuesday at Double-A


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain is set to begin his rehab stint Tuesday for Double-A Richmond, which would put him on track to return before the All-Star break, per CSNBayArea.com.

Cain has been sidelined all season with a forearm injury.

The 30 year old has struggled since enjoying his finest year in 2012, when he won 16 of 21 decisions and posted a 2.79 ERA. He is 10-17 since.


Giants' Matt Cain could start rehab in three days, GM says


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Giants general manager Bobby Evans told reporters Thursday that pitcher Matt Cain is nearing a minor-league rehab assignment. Cain is currently on the 15-day disabled list with a forearm injury, and has yet to pitch this season.

"His next start will likely be in three or four days, not sure on which minor-league level though," Evans said.


Giants pitcher Matt Cain to pitch in extended spring training Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain is scheduled to throw in extended spring training on Wednesday in Arizona, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Cain, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a forearm injury, was able to face hitters again on Saturday as a part of his rehab.

"Everything felt really good," said Cain to MLB.com. "It felt pretty comfortable."

Cain has not yet pitched this season while recovering from the injury after posting a 2-7 record with a 4.18 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 2014.

"I'm encouraged about how he's throwing the ball right now," manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday. "I thought he threw the ball really well in Milwaukee [his previous pregame session]. He did again today. I know he should be excited to start throwing to hitters and working in situations. ... I think we all are [excited]."


Giants SP Matt Cain will throw to hitters Saturday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (forearm) will throw to hitters Saturday, manager Bruce Bochy told MLB Network Radio on Friday. He will throw 30 pitches.

Bochy added if all goes well, then the team will map out the rest of his rehab plan. Cain threw a simulated game earlier this week, and Bochy said he "looked really good" during the throwing session.


Giants pitcher Matt Cain throws simulated inning on Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain was able to throw a simulated inning on Tuesday, throwing 25 pitches, according to the Mercury News. Cain was able to throw his array pitches from both the windup and the stretch against Joaquin Arias, Andrew Susac and Justin Maxwell.

Cain is expected to throw again when the team returns home and could be gearing up for a rehab assignment if all goes well after his next session.

Cain, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a forearm injury, is yet to throw this season after posting a 2-7 mark with a 4.18 ERA in 90 1/3 innings of work.


Giants SP Matt Cain may face live hitters Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that he was encouraged with Matt Cain's latest mound session and if Cain does not suffer any setbacks, he will face live hitters Tuesday, reports AndrewBaggarly.com.

Cain is attempting to comeback from a flexor-tendon strain near his right elbow and he is expected back after the All-Star break. 


Giants' Jake Peavy, Matt Cain complete 'pen sessions on Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Giants pitchers Jake Peavy and Matt Cain threw bullpen sessions on Tuesday, manager Bruce Bochy told reporters, per the team's official website.

Bochy added that Cain will throw more breaking pitches on flat ground moving forward. Cain, who is working his way back from a flexor-tendon strain near his right elbow, could return after the All-Star break.

Peavy has been sidelined since April 17 with a back injury, and was able to face live hitters on Saturday without any reported issues.


Giants pitcher Matt Cain could return after All-Star break


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain threw 30 pitches off a bullpen mound Friday, and is scheduled for another session on Tuesday. Although the Giants aren't providing a timetable for his return, Cain has yet to face live hitters and might not be activated until July, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

"I'd love to say before the All-Star break, but I don't know," Cain said. "We'll see how that goes. I think that could be achievable. It might not. It's just something I thought of, sitting down looking at it on paper with (trainer Dave Groeschner). It might be just after the break. I can't really say."

Cain has not pitched in a big-league game since July. He is working his way back from a flexor-tendon strain near his right elbow, which led to offseason surgery to clean up bone chips in his elbow.


Giants' Matt Cain says he is still feeling discomfort in elbow


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain threw off of a mound again on Friday, but he says he still has discomfort in his elbow. Though, the right-hander did say the pain was much less than his previous session.

Cain has been on the disabled list all season due to a forearm injury and hasn't thrown a big-league pitch since July 9. There is still no timetable for Cain's return to the club.


Giants pitcher Matt Cain throws light bullpen session on Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain was able to throw a light bullpen session on Tuesday, according to the Mercury News.

Cain, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a forearm injury, tossed 20 pitches, the first time he has been able to throw off the mound since the end of spring training. He is expected to do the same on Friday. Cain posted a 2-7 record with a 4.18 ERA and 70 strikeouts in 90 1/3 innings of work in 2014.


Giants pitcher Matt Cain throws off flat surface Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain was able to throw from 90 feet off a flat surface Monday as a part of his rehab program, according to MLB.com.

Cain, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a forearm injury, is still far off from his return to the club.

"He's getting close to where he will throw a bullpen," manager Bruce Bochy said. "We're going to slow-play him and make sure he doesn't have another setback."


Giants' Peavy to throw bullpen session Saturday; Cain not ready


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Giants pitcher Jake Peavy is set to throw a bullpen session Saturday, reports CSN Bay Area.

Peavy is dealing with a back strain, which caused him to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Meanwhile, pitcher Matt Cain will throw off flat ground for the next 7-10 days before progressing to throwing off a mound. Cain is trying to work his way back from a forearm injury and has recently been able to play catch.