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No ligament damage in Matt Cain’s elbow, but he’s dealing with “loose bodies”

Jul 31, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT

This is pretty much a good news/bad news situation for the Giants, but Andrew Baggarly of has an update on Matt Cain‘s elbow:

So no Tommy John surgery for Matt Cain, which is good, but it sounds like a cleanup-surgery could be in his future no matter what. In other words, he might not pitch for the Giants again anytime soon. We should know more on his status in the next couple of days, but that Jake Peavy insurance policy is looking pretty smart right now.

  1. apeville - Jul 31, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    And it’s too late for a David Price insurance policy.

  2. kardshark1 - Jul 31, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    And it’s way too late for a Zach Wheeler insurance policy.

  3. blabidibla - Jul 31, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Good thing they didn’t pursue the Cliff Lee insurance policy. He just left his start with an “undisclosed injury.”

  4. temporarilyexiled - Aug 1, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Matt Cain, and to a lesser extent, the Giants, have known about “loose bodies” for quite some time now. Neither wanted to deal with it, at least until they had no choice. Wanting to pitch…no matter what…may not be the smartest way to go. Having baseball-smart decisions consistently trumped by monetary decisions (Giants’ M.O. for-seemingly-ever) also doesn’t look so great. Enough is enough. Clean up the damn elbow and look towards 2015. If and when the team actually starts winning at home again in 2014, Sabean may actually join Giants fans and care again about the team.

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