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Monday, August 4, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Matt Cain to have season-ending surgery

By on 8/04/2014 04:57:00 PM

Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants will have surgery next Monday to have bone chips removed from hid right elbow, manager Bruce Said to Henry Schulman of SF Gate.

He will be out for three months, so Cain will be back for 2015 Spring Training. The bone chips has been bothering him for the past ten seasons, but this was the first time it caused unusual discomfort.

The decision to not pitch through it was expected after three doctors recommended the operation and Dr. ken Akizuki of the Giants will perform the surgery.

According to Schulman, Cain did not comment before he left for the team bus and flght to Milwaukee. He will be with the team for now.

“It’s been frustrating for Matt,” Bochy said to Schulman. “He’s been battling this for a while. It’s time. He could have kept trying to push it. But it was inevitable. He’s going to have this done and be ready for spring training.”

This season Cain had a 4.18 ERA in 90.1 innings pitched while striking out 70, walking 32, and having a 1.25 WHIP. He gave up 13 home runs in 15 starts.

In 2013, Cain had one of the worst seasons of his career as he had a 4.00 ERA in 184.1 innings while striking out 158 and walking 55. He had a WHIP of 1.16 and a WAR of 0.5. It is a possibility his elbow started flaring up after 2012 as he had a 2.89 in 2009, 3.14 in 2010, 2.88 in 2011, and a 2.79 in 2012 before he dropped off.

The Giants are 61-51 and are 2 games back in the division, but 1 game up in the wild card standings. Jake Peavy was acquired to take Cain’s place in the rotation as the Giants travel to Milwaukee for a three game series.

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