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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Matt Cain begins rehab process


By on 8/13/2014 10:30:00 AM

The San Francisco Giants lost to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday in 10 innings by the score of 3-2. The loss dropped the Giants to six game behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League East. The Giants pitching staff, which is eighth in the league in ERA, has carried the team all season. But for the Giants to try and make a push the rest of the season, they'll be doing so without Matt Cain, who underwent season-ending surgery on Monday, which will require a few months or rehab. The good news is that Cain should be completely recovered for the start of the 2015 season.


Our own Jacob Fagan reported on August 4 that Cain, who was placed on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation retroactive to July 11, was scheduled to have season-ending surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow.

An update on Cain, as reported by Chris Haft of MLB.com, is that Cain will need three months of rehabilitation following surgery on his elbow. He had bone chips removed by Dr. Ken Akizuki on Monday. Cain is expected to be completely recovered by the start of Spring Training.

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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