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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Matt Cain has ankle surgery

By on 9/28/2014 06:00:00 AM

The San Francisco Giants defeated the San Diego Padres on Saturday by the score of 3-1. The win improved the Giants to 87-74 on the season, second in the National League West. The Giants will head into the post season just above the middle of the pack in runs scored and team ERA. Already out for the rest of the season, right-handed pitcher Matt Cain had ankle surgery to remove a bone spur.

I reported on September 3 that Cain, who had season-ending surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow, was placed on the 60-day disabled list.

An update on Cain, as reported by Chris Haft of, is that Cain underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle to remove a bone spur.  The timetable for his return from the ankle surgery is about two months, so it shouldn't affect his expected start of his throwing program in December.

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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