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Monday, August 04, 2014

Matt Cain out for season, Giants say

Cain is unAbel.

The Giants right-hander will have bone chips in his right elbow removed next Monday in San Francisco. He is expected to be sidelined for about three months, but should be healthy in time for spring training.

“It’s been frustrating for him,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “Matt’s been battling this for a while. It’s time. He could keep trying to push it but it’s inevitable, it looks like. Let’s have this done and get him ready for spring training.”

Cain hasn’t pitched since July 9 and was put on the disabled list July 21. He saw three doctors, all of whom recommended surgery. Cain played catch on Friday to test his elbow one last time but was not optimistic about returning, saying the bone chips were unlikely to shift into a more tolerable position.

Cain will fail to reach 30 starts for the first time as a full-time big leaguer.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 04, 2014 at 05:29 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. GEB4000 Posted: August 04, 2014 at 09:08 PM (#4764380)
How long has he been injured? He was suddenly ineffective last year after six good to excellent seasons.
   2. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 04, 2014 at 09:23 PM (#4764389)
AJ Burnett is available.
   3. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: August 04, 2014 at 10:29 PM (#4764437)
The article says he's had bone chips in his elbow for 10 years. Guess it finally caught up with him.
   4. boteman asks Where's My Ring? Posted: August 04, 2014 at 10:48 PM (#4764442)
Are these guys running a Dremel tool with grinder tip over their joints? How in the world do bone chips form in the first place?

I'd say that this is a big blow to the Giants, but Cain hasn't been as effective as previously nor as the Giants had hoped. If he's gonna stink up the mound then it's best just to get the surgery over with as Bochy said. It's magnified by the Giants pennant race (do we still call it a pennant race?)
   5. bunyon Posted: August 05, 2014 at 03:27 AM (#4764496)
Are these guys running a Dremel tool with grinder tip over their joints?

Basically, yes.

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