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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: 10 | Salary: $20,833,333 | Owned/Started%: 66/2 | Average Draft Position: 177.56
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Giants' Matt Cain may be out longer than expected


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) When the Giants first put pitcher Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor tendon strain, it was supposed to be a "two week thing". However, SFGate.com reports that it's becoming clear to the team that Cain will be out longer than expected. 

Cain still hasn't started playing catch, the first step in rehabbing the injury. 


Giants pitcher Matt Cain still a week away from playing catch


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain is still at least a week away from playing catch, manager Bruce Bochy said per CSN Bay Area.

Cain, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a forearm injury, is dealing with a strained flexor tendon and has yet to pitch in a game this season.


Giants' Matt Cain feels better, still hasn't picked up ball


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain is on the 15-day disabled list with a forearm injury. Manager Bruce Bochy said that team doctors confirmed that Cain has a strained flexor tendon. Bochy reported that Cain feels much better, but he still hasn't picked up a ball since suffering the injury, per CSN Bay Area

Chris Heston to start for Giants, Matt Cain DL bound


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) RHP Chris Heston will start for the Giants on Wednesday, in place of Matt Cain

Cain is sidelined with a forearm injury, and has been placed on the disabled list retroactive to April 3. Heston was recalled from the minors.

Cain said the forearm gives him trouble with certain movements but had no "killing" pain, per the San Francisco Chronicle. He has no timetable for returning to throwing. "But only time will tell," he said.

Heston appeared in three games for the Giants last year, starting one. 


Giants SP Matt Cain diagnosed with flexor tendon strain


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) The MRI on Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain's right forearm revealed a flexor tendon strain, according to CSNBayArea.com. However, no ligament damage was found.

Cain, who will likely be placed on the disabled list, will take a few days off from throwing.

"It sounds like it's just a strain," Cain said. "We'll take it as it is and let it heal up. The trainers seem pretty positive."

Cain, who was unable to finish the 2014 season after needing surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow, was scratched from his season debut Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. No replacement has yet to be named.

"It's definitely frustrating, but it goes with the territory," he said. "There are some bumps in the rehab process. This is one of them."


Giants pitcher Matt Cain headed for MRI on forearm


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain will undergo an MRI on his right forearm after feeling tightness during his last start of spring training, manager Bruce Bochy said Monday per CSN Bay Area.

Cain's status for his scheduled start Wednesday is in question and if he can't go, either Tim Lincecum or a minor league pitcher would fill in, according to Bochy.

Cain missed half of the 2014 season with an elbow injury that required surgery. He posted a 5.40 ERA in four spring training starts.


Matt Cain throws four scoreless innings in Giants' win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/4/2015) Matt Cain tossed four scoreless innings on Friday, scattering three hits and striking out three in the Giants' victory.

In four starts this spring, Cain has posted an ERA of 5.40.

Giants' Matt Cain reports no issues after 75-pitch outing


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain, who underwent surgery in August to remove bone chips in his elbow, reported no issues following a 75-pitch outing in a minor-league game on Tuesday, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. Per the report, the Giants are encouraged by his recovery. 

Giants' Matt Cain admits to soreness after minor league game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain admitted that he's felt soreness in his elbow after starts this spring. 

Cain is returning to the mound after August surgery to remove bone chips in the elbow. He pitched five innings and 75 pitches in a minor league game on Tuesday. 

"There's been a little soreness after some of these starts, and even during some," Cain said, per SFGate.com's Henry Schulman. "It's part of the rehab process. But we haven't had to take any steps back."

The Giants' medical staff confirmed that the soreness is not structural. 

Cain threw 50 strikes and 25 balls, striking out four without walking a batter, and reaching 91 MPH with his fastball. 

"Today was probably the best it's felt of all the starts," Cain said.


Giants SP Matt Cain pitches well in minor-league outing Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain pitched well in a Triple-A game Thursday, giving up one run on two hits in 3 1/3 innings and striking out six.

Cain threw 51 pitches and his fastball velocity sat in the low 90s in the start, MLB.com reports. He looked great in his spring debut on March 9 but struggled in his previous outing, allowing four earned runs on six hits in 1 2/3 innings. He underwent surgery in August to remove bone chips in his elbow after posting a career-worst 4.18 ERA and 70:32 K:BB ratio in 90 1/3 innings.


Giants' Matt Cain throws two scoreless innings in spring debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain pitched in a game for the first time since July 9 Monday, throwing two perfect innings in his team's game against the Dodgers.

Cain needed just 20 pitches to retire six Dodgers, all members of the team's regular lineup. He was pleased with his performance against the team's division rival, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

"It was even better facing these guys," Cain said. "It was definitely good to get the butterflies, get that extra competitive adrenaline going, which was really nice."

It was Cain's first action since undergoing surgery in August to remove bone chips from his elbow.


Giants pitcher Matt Cain to make spring debut Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain will make his spring training debut Monday, reports Andrew Baggarly.

Cain, who is still recovering from elbow and ankle injuries that kept him out of action for most of the 2014 season, began throwing to hitters last week and will make his first start since last July.


Giants' Matt Cain, Tim Hudson nearing Cactus League action


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Giants pitchers Matt Cain and Tim Hudson both threw to hitters Thursday morning, and are both nearing Cactus League action, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Cain is recovering from elbow and ankle surgery, which ended his 2014 season. Hudson is coming back from offseason ankle surgery.

Hudson expects to pitch in a game around March 11, while Cain could take the mound on March 10.


Giants' Matt Cain completes first live batting practice session


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain completed his first live batting practice session Sunday and said it felt normal, reports MLB.com.

"I felt like I was pitching today," he said.

Cain is recovering from elbow and ankle surgery, which ended his 2014 season. He is expected to make his spring debut around March 10 to March 14.


Giants' Matt Cain won't pitch in game until mid-March


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2015) Giants' starter Matt Cain won't pitch in the team's first spring-training trip through the starting rotation, manager Bruce Bochy told the media on Saturday. 

Cain is recovering from surgeries to his elbow and ankle. He'll make his spring debutin the March 10 to March 14 range. Bochy said wasn't a setback in his rehab. He just wants to "slow-play" the pitcher.  


Matt Cain expected to pitch first time through spring rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Giants manager Bruce Bochy said starting pitcher Matt Cain is expected to make his spring debut during the first turn through the rotation. Cain is coming off surgeries to his elbow and ankle.

Giants' Matt Cain looking 'more comfortable' in camp


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain is looking "more comfortable" in camp, according to MLB.com.

Cain is coming off elbow and ankle surgery, and the team is being careful with the pitcher early. Cain is currently taking two days off between bullpen sessions. Most pitchers in camp will throw every other day. Despite that, Cain has already received positive reports. "Matt looked good -- more and more comfortable," manager Bruce Bochy said.

The club believes Cain will be healthy, and in the rotation, by opening day. The 30-year-old posted a 4.18 ERA over 90 1/3 innings last year. 


Giants' pitching coach 'really excited' about Matt Cain


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Giants pitcher Matt Cain drew strong reviews after tossing a bullpen session on Friday, according to the Contra Costa Times

Pitching coach Dave Righetti had nothing but good things to say about the session. "I was really excited," Righetti said. "His timing was terrific, his mechanics are the same. It's just getting the arm a little freer so he gets the feel back and the timing back."

Cain was limited to just 90 1/3 innings last season due to an elbow injury. He underwent season-ending surgery in August. Cain is slightly behind the other pitchers in camp, but is considered to be mostly on schedule.

"This is probably the best my arm strength has felt, shoulder-wise and everything," Cain said Friday, per MLB.com. "Everything just feels really good."

Cain posted a 4.18 ERA before having surgery last year. 


No discomfort for Giants' Matt Cain in bullpen session


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain, recovering from surgeries on his elbow and ankle, passed his first bullpen test on Friday. 

Cain had surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow in August. While recovering from that procedure, he had surgery on his ankle the following month. 

Buster Posey caught Cain's bullpen session on Friday and told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that he could see a difference from last season. Cain grimaced after throwing pitches last season, but he looked "effortless" on Friday. 

"He's obviously not fighting around the bone spurs," Posey told Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area. Posey added that Cain threw a variety of pitches, including fastballs, changeups and curves. 

Cain told Pavlovic that the session felt great. "I felt pretty much full speed," he said. 


Giants' Cain tired of struggling: 'Something I don't want to do again'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain, who underwent surgery in August to remove bone chips from his elbow, told reporters he is scheduled to throw his second bullpen session Friday. He added he expects to be pretty close to normal schedule when pitchers report for spring training.

"I feel like I'm 18 again," Cain said, per the San Francisco Chronicle. "I feel as good as I did when I first signed with these guys."

Cain, who has been throwing five days a week, is looking to bounce back in 2015 after two straight disappointing seasons. He is 10-17 with a 4.06 ERA since the start of the 2013 season.

"I've underperformed the last year and a half," the three-time All-Star said. "That's something I don't want to do again. I know what I'm capable of doing."


Giants SP Matt Cain will start throwing three times a week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain, who is coming off surgery in August to remove bone chips from his elbow, will begin throwing from 45-60 feet next week, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. He will throw three times a week as he continues his rehab.

Matt Cain undergoes ankle surgery


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Giants pitcher Matt Cain underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle Saturday to remove bone spurs, the team announced.

Cain had bone chips removed from his elbow in August, and his rehab period was already expected to extend into November. He'll need two months to recover from Saturday's procedure, so he shouldn't miss much more extra time with the new injury.


Marco Scutaro, Matt Cain transferred to 60-day DL


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro and Matt Cain were transferred to the 60-day disabled list after Monday's loss. The moves clear two 40-man roster spots to use on the team's expanded September roster.

Matt Cain has successful surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Giants pitcher Matt Cain had successful surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Cain now faces three months of rehab before he's ready to return to action. Over 90 1/3 innings, he posted a 4.18 ERA. 


Matt Cain to have season-ending elbow surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) The Giants announced Monday starting pitcher Matt Cain will miss the rest of the season due to elbow surgery.

Cain will have surgery to remove bone chips in his elbow next Monday. He will need three months to recover, but he is expected to be ready for spring training.