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Matt Cain lands on disabled list for the first time in his career

Aug 23, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

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The Giants have placed starter Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list after being hit by a Gaby Sanchez line drive in the fourth inning of yesterday’s start against the Pirates. X-rays showed Cain did not suffer a fracture. In his place, the Giants have called up Yusmeiro Petit and he will likely make at least one spot start on Tuesday against the Rockies, per Henry Schulman.

It’s been a rough year for Cain. Prior to the injury, which put him on the DL for the first time in his nine-year Major League career, he was looking forward to ending his 2013 on a high note. His ERA was at 5.00 as recently as July 26, but in his five starts prior to yesterday’s, he posted a 2.25 ERA in 36 innings of work. Overall, his ERA is now at 4.43, a career-worst.

  1. Arods Other Doctor - Aug 23, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Lol, Petit is so bad. Get ready to see some loooooong homeruns.

  2. Yoda Wright You Are - Aug 23, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    So you’re saying that Cain is…not…able?

    I couldn’t help it. I tried to stop myself, but I couldn’t.

  3. mrpinkca - Aug 25, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    I realize that this injury absolutely does not warrant what I am going to suggest, however I think they should consider shutting him down for the rest of the year. This is a lost season for the Giants and Cain has thrown a ton of innings over the last 4 years. Might as well give him some rest.

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