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X-rays negative on Matt Cain’s right forearm

Aug 23, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

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UPDATE: Good news. Amy Gutierrez of passes along word that Cain has been diagnosed with a right forearm contusion after X-rays came back negative.

11:36 p.m. ET: Just when you thought this season couldn’t get any worse for the Giants, Matt Cain was forced to leave tonight’s start against the Pirates in the top of the fourth inning after he was hit in the throwing arm with a comebacker off the bat of Gaby Sanchez.

Cain was in obvious discomfort on the mound before he was visited by manager Bruce Bochy and a team trainer. He left the mound with very little in the way of conversation. The ball hit him pretty flush in the forearm area, but we should know more about the severity after he goes for tests.

Cain gave up three runs on seven hits (including two home runs) over 3 1/3 innings before exiting. The 28-year-old right-hander has a career-high 4.43 ERA through 26 starts this season.

  1. skerney - Aug 23, 2013 at 1:17 AM

    Thanks for the scoop, Amy G. What would Giants fans do without you?

    • Jeff M. - Aug 23, 2013 at 4:47 AM

      That seemed unnecessarily snarky. Did she kick your dog or something?

      • skerney - Aug 23, 2013 at 3:46 PM

        Watch a Giant’s broadcast on CSNBA and you’ll see firsthand the valuable service she provides viewers.

  2. APBA Guy - Aug 23, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Saw this last night (no A’s game yesterday). He did get hit squarely, and after the replay I was worried about a fracture. Fortunately not. The initial assessment also said he might miss a start.

  3. mpzz - Aug 23, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    He’s just a high-priced innings-eater now, anyway. He got his money and he’s satisfied.

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