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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Matt Cain to start throwing next week

By on 12/10/2014 06:00:00 AM

The San Francisco Giants are coming off their third World Series title in the past five seasons, despite finishing the regular season just 12th in runs scored and 10th in ERA. Although not many moves appear to be on the horizon for the Giants this winter, there is some news on the injury front. Matt Cain, who is coming off elbow surgery, is expected to start throwing next week.

I reported at the end of September that Cain underwent surgery on his right ankle to remove a bone spur.  The timetable for his return from the ankle surgery was about two months, so it wasn't expected to affect the start of his throwing program this month.

John Shea, who covers the Giants for the San Francisco Chronicle, tweeted the following update on Cain.
Cain currently is part of a starting rotation that consists of Madison Bumgarner, Tim Lincecum, Tim Hudson and Yusmeiro Petit.

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 was 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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