As reported by Henry Schulman of SFGate, Giants manager Bruce Bochy retooled the rotation to give Cain 12 days off. Cain walked into the clubhouse with his right arm wrapped, which was an obvious indication that something is wrong.
Cain has been dealing with elbow soreness, not something new for him as he's had problems with bone chips or spurs in his elbow for years. Bochy is not overly concerned, indicating that Cain should be ready to go for his next scheduled start against the Phillies on Tuesday.
“His elbow has been cranky at times going back to spring training. Right now he’s scheduled to go. He played catch yesterday. He should be good to go. He’s always pitched with it. He’s always honest. I could speculate. These pitchers get bone chips moving around a little bit, but I can’t tell you that for a fact. Right now he’s good to go.”Cain, in his 10th Major League season, is 2-7 with a 4.18 ERA in 15 starts this season. Last season, Cain pitched under 200 innings for the first time since 2006 and was 8-10 with a 4.00 ERA. Cain has a career record of 95-95 with a 3.39 ERA in 281 games.
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