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Matt Cain to have season-ending surgery

Aug 4, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

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Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Matt Cain is going to have season-ended surgery on Monday.

It was reported over the weekend that the Giants’ medical staff recommended surgery for Cain’s inflamed right elbow, which contained bone chips. They must have talked him into it. It was inevitable anyway, and at least if he has the surgery now there is a good chance he’ll be ready for the start of the 2015 season.

The 2014 season is already a loss for him. He has a career-high 4.18 ERA over 15 starts and has been on the disabled list three times.

  1. whmiv21 - Aug 4, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    On top of that, its not like he’s coming off a strong 2013, either. From 2009-2013 he had a 129 ERA+ and 3.46 FIP. Over the past two years, those numbers have been 85 and 4.15. 2015 is a pivotal year for him.

  2. sisqsage - Aug 4, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    No matter what happens next, we’ll always have that magical night in 2012 when Matt Cain was perfect. A perfect game, aided by the Blanco diving catch. It was unforgettable. Cain was also the starter in every playoff series winning game that championship season, including the WS. A true workhorse.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 4, 2014 at 11:04 PM

      I hope Cain heals well and comes back strong. And if the Giants want to replace him with someone who has also pitched a perfect game, I believe both Philip Humber and Armando Galarraga* are available. (official or otherwise)

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