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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Matt Cain to visit Dr. James Andrews


By on 7/29/2014 07:45:00 PM

The San Francisco Giants fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday by the score of 5-0. The loss dropped the Giants to 57-49, two games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. The Giants are still being carried by a pitching staff that is seventh in the Major Leagues in ERA. There is concern on the status of Matt Cain, who is slow in his recovery from elbow problems. The result of a consultation with Dr. James Andrews could determine his fate for the rest of the season.


I reported on July 27 that Cain, who was placed on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation retroactive to July 11, had not been improving and was likely going for more tests.

An update on Cain, according to Andrew Baggarly, who covers the Giants for Comcast SportsNet Bay Area,
For the Giants to have a chance at staying with the Dodgers in the division, they will need all arms healthy down the stretch.  The outcome of the consultation could greatly determine the Giants fate for the remainder of the season.

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. Prior to this season, Cain has been very durable, starting at least 30 games in eight consecutive seasons. Cain has a career record of 95-95 with a 3.39 ERA in 281 games. 



 
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