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Matt Cain could pitch Monday after slicing open his finger

May 1, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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Matt Cain was scratched from his scheduled Tuesday start after cutting his right index finger while making a sandwich in the Giants clubhouse hours before the first pitch, but for now at least the team is planning on him rejoining the rotation Monday.

Yusmeiro Petit filled in at the last minute Tuesday and will again be on call next week in case Cain can’t pitch. Petit tossed six shutout innings in his place against the Padres and has a 3.31 ERA in 73 total innings for the Giants dating back to 2012. In the meantime Cain is avoiding doing any throwing for fear that the wound will open up again.

A few seasons ago Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt sliced open his finger while trying to separate frozen hamburger patties, so manager Bruce Bochy and company may want to think about just banning anything involving meat and bread at this point.

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  1. tfbuckfutter - May 1, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    Next time he should use mustard instead of Miracle Whoops.

    *I take no credit for making up that joke.

  2. jkcalhoun - May 1, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    At least Affeldt had the good sense (or good luck) to stab his non-throwing hand. After 3 years of merciless clubhouse ribbing, the shoe’s on the other foot now, isn’t it, Cain? Next time you pick up a knife, wear that shoe on your hand.

  3. dcarroll73 - May 2, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Maybe the Giants should hire a clubhouse guy to handle these duties rather than have expensive ballplayers hurting themselves? It seems like an easy preventative step (and of course they should abide by labor laws which hasn’t been their strong suit – sorry, just a little snark from a pro-labor Giants fan.)

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