Matt Cain RUMORS & NEWS

  • Giants, Cain consider surgery, but not Tommy John

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants will make a decision soon on whether Matt Cain will undergo arthroscopic right elbow surgery to clean out bone chips and other debris. The good news: He doesn’t require any repairs more drastic than that. Cain sought a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews, who examined the..." August 01

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Giants source confirms 95.7 report that Matt Cain is going for a consultation with Dr. James Andrews.

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Cain said MRI showed no structural damage. Ligament is fine. #sfgiants.

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    San Francisco Giants @SFGiants

    Matt Cain placed on 15-day DL (retro to 7/11) with right elbow inflammation. #SFGiants

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy said Cain's elbow "has been cranky." That's why they pushed him back, but he's not expected to miss a start.

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Cain not starting tomorrow. #sfgiants

  • Cain return Saturday not a sure thing

    San Francisco Chronicle "Manager Bruce Bochy said so Thursday, Besides the words, his tone also suggested that he and head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner were not convinced completely that Cain is ready to play, after watching the right-hander run and throw off flat ground at Busch Stadium. “He ran well,” Bochy said,..." May 30

  • Matt Cain’s bullpen cut short on Saturday afternoon

    Hardball Talk "Cain threw a bullpen Saturday afternoon and it was cut short after fewer than 20 pitches, per CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly. Cain has been day-to-day since leaving Wednesday’s start against the Rockies in the third inning with a mildly strained right hamstring. While the Giants hope Cain will..." May 25

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Cain has grade 1 strain of hamstring, will get treatment for a couple of days. Hasn't been ruled out for next start yet.

  • Matt Cain leaves start due to right hamstring strain

    CBSSports.com "Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain was forced to leave Wednesday evening's start in Colorado due to a strained right hamstring, the club officially announced. Cain was actually working on a no-hitter at the time -- though it was far from serious to consider the injury having derailed a possible..." May 22

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Cain grabbed his right hamstring on his last pitch of the third inning.

  • Giants rally past Marlins to get Cain first win in months

    San Francisco Chronicle "Matt Cain does not make his money in front of a computer or lounge in a bar where fans debate the merits of statistics. He is a ballplayer and understands the psychology of ballplayers. Tell Cain that individual pitcher wins are meaningless and he will disagree. A pitcher's mood can rise with..." May 16

  • Matt Cain activated from disabled list for Saturday start vs. Dodgers

    Hardball Talk "Amid a flurry of roster moves, the Giants have activated right-hander Matt Cain from the disabled list to start this afternoon against the Dodgers. Meanwhile, Brandon Belt has been placed on the disabled list with a broken left thumb while Tyler Colvin has been called up from the minors and George..." May 10

  • Matt Cain expects to return from the disabled list Saturday

    Hardball Talk "Giants right-hander Matt Cain was placed on the disabled list yesterday due to a cut on his right index finger, but he told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle this afternoon that he fully expects to return to start Saturday against the Dodgers. His last start was on April 23, so that..." May 06

  • Matt Cain could pitch Monday after slicing open his finger

    Hardball Talk "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..." May 01

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Matt Cain was scratched after cutting right index finger. Yusmeiro Petit starting. No stitches for Cain.

  • Giants' Matt Cain focused on stronger start in 2014

    San Jose Mercury News "The poker face has been there through tough defeats and a perfect game, 90-loss seasons and championship runs. Matt Cain is always unflappable, and he had no reaction but a shrug of the shoulders when peppered about a shocking start to his 2013 season. "I don't even remember the first half,"..." March 06

  • Matt Cain activated from DL to start tonight

    Hardball Talk "Following his start against the Pirates on August 22 Giants right-hander Matt Cain went on the disabled list for the first time in his nine-year career. He was hit in the right forearm by a Gaby Sanchez line drive leading off the fourth inning. Cain has been enduring the worst season of his..." September 07

  • Matt Cain leaves start after being struck on arm; X-rays negative

    CBSSports.com "In the fourth inning of Thursday night's game against the Pirates Giants right-hander Matt Cain was struck on the throwing arm by a line drive off the bat of Gaby Sanchez and then promptly removed. Cain didn't appear to be in any obvious pain but after the trainer examined him he was lifted before..." August 23

  • Giants' Matt Cain makes first career trip to DL

    CSN Bay Area "Matt Cain has no idea how he’ll handle the dead time of being on the 15-day disabled list which is understandable. The Giants Opening Day starter was placed on the injured list for the first time in his nine-year major league career Friday a day after he suffered a bruised forearm when he was..." August 23

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    No surprise after that first inning, but I’m told there have been in-house discussions about Cain’s health in recent days.

  • Cain brightens Giants' pitching outlook

    San Francisco Chronicle "If Matt Cain is not scheduled to pitch next June 13, he might grab manager Bruce Bochy by the ears and demand the ball. A year to the night after his perfect game, Cain took a no-hitter into the fifth inning Thursday and allowed two hits over 6 2/3 in a 10-0 victory against the Pirates, the..." June 14

  • Matt Cain allows 9 in one inning

    San Francisco Chronicle "Former Giants manager Roger Craig, the Humm Baby, went 10-24 for the 1962 Mets and always bragged, "You have to be a pretty good pitcher to lose 24 games." Otherwise, the manager would not have kept starting him. The same went for Matt Cain on Sunday. Any other starter might have been yanked long..." April 08

  • Matt Cain shakes off liner to knee

    San Francisco Chronicle "After his last game of 2012, Matt Cain bounded through a Champagne-filled clubhouse and wore a T-shirt and cap that read, "2012 World Series champions." After his first game of 2013, he wore a tight wrap around his right knee. Cain was pitching his first inning of the spring Sunday, against the..." February 25

  • Matt Cain chosen to start Giants' opener

    San Francisco Chronicle "Matt Cain has two World Series rings, a nine-figure contract and a perfect game on his curriculum vitae, which will gain another weighty entry come April 1. For the first time in his eight Opening Days with the Giants, Cain will start the game, against the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw in Los..." February 19

  • It's official: Cain to make first career opening day start

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants will hand the baseball to Matt Cain when they open the season April 1 at Dodger Stadium, manager Bruce Bochy confirmed Monday afternoon. It’ll be the first career opening-day start for Cain, the club’s longest tenured player. Tim Lincecum started the previous four opening days and..." February 19

  • San Francisco Giants name Matt Cain as opening day starter

    San Jose Mercury News "Bruce Bochy officially announced his easiest decision of the spring on Monday, naming Matt Cain as the opening day starter. It's the first opening day nod for Cain, an eight-year veteran, and snaps a four-year run by Tim Lincecum. Barry Zito got the two opening day starts prior to the start of..." February 18

  • Cain lets nothing taint Giants' outlook

    San Francisco Chronicle "Matt Cain met with Evan Longoria in Santa Monica on Tuesday to play a "Call of Duty" video game. "We'll have a little grudge match together," Cain said in a phone interview, "and then take it into the season and have another grudge match." Giants-Rays World Series? In reality, the..." January 30

  • Matt Cain is not on the Dodgers

    McCovey Chronicles "If you want a trip back in a time machine, look back at the community projection for Matt Cain and read how worried we all were about Matt Cain leaving the Giants. That was a thing once -- the monster under our bed. I was so worried the Yankees were going to sign him. If we all knew Dodgers..." December 10

  • Giants' Game 7 romp led by Cain, Scutaro

    San Francisco Chronicle "They cheated the reaper over and over by living the motto, "Play for each other, play for tomorrow." Now, they have earned at least four more tomorrows and brought another pennant to San Francisco. The Giants are going to the World Series for the second time in three years after leaping out of..." October 23

  • San Francisco Giants' Ryan Vogelsong looks to hand baton to Matt Cain

    San Jose Mercury News "Ryan Vogelsong spent much of the season feeding off Matt Cain's outings. Now, with the Giants once again facing elimination, Vogelsong is hoping to set the table for his fellow right-hander. Vogelsong takes the ball Sunday in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, the fifth must-win..." October 21

  • Cain not satisfied with All-Star season yet, etc.

    CSN Bay Area "How to describe a season that includes an All-Star Game start, a career-best 2.79 ERA and 193 strikeouts, a five-year extension worth a guaranteed $112.5 million – and lest anyone forget, the first perfect game in the Giants' 129-year existence? "It's a good overall season, but it's not..." October 02

  • Cain to start Game 1 of playoffs

    San Francisco Chronicle "He pitched 21 1/3 innings in the 2010 postseason without allowing an earned run, threw baseball's 22nd perfect game in June and started the All-Star Game for the National League in July. Everyone knew Matt Cain would start Game 1 of the Division Series. The only question was when Giants manager..." October 02

  • Sandoval, Cain get Giants by Rockies 7-1

    San Francisco Chronicle "id anyone notice if manager Bruce Bochy was handcuffed to a dugout rail Wednesday night? He did not make a single move to the mound to make a pitching change. He must have been twitching. Fourteen relievers and he used only one. "I'll have to get on a treadmill tonight to get my workout," Bochy..." September 20

  • Important Very Serious Matt Cain-Related Contest

    McCovey Chronicles "I guess there are things in the Giants world to write about on an off day. Are the Giants really going to screw around with Ryan Theriot and Joaquin Arias in the outfield? What's Pat Burrell up to? Why come them pitchers no pitch much good like back over there? Yeah, there are things to write..." September 06

  • Buster Posey homer backs Cain in win

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants' offense has struggled at home this season, and nobody puts it in perspective like Buster Posey. Others can say it's the dimensions. Or the elements. Or the anxiety. Or the uniforms. Posey's explanation: "Just one of those things." And he meant every word. Keeping it simple is..." August 12

  • Giants' offense and Cain have off night

    San Francisco Chronicle "Manager Bruce Bochy has a trait that endears him to his pitchers but at times comes back to bite him. When one of his top starters is on the mound, Bochy gives him a longer rope in situations that would persuade other managers to get the hook. Bochy has done it with Tim Lincecum and went that..." August 07

  • Niese's Effort Makes Up for Mets' Missed Opportunities

    New York Times "Jon Niese's body of work this season has been marked by overpowering starts interspersed with a number of aimless outings. After giving up eight runs in his last outing, Niese bounced back to earn his eighth win of the year. "He gets frustrated," Mets Manager Terry Collins said of Niese...." August 02

  • Cain and Hamels homer off one another as Giants win in 10

    San Francisco Chronicle "Matt Cain and Cole Hamels, who are expected to have contracts totaling more than $250 million by next season, each allowed five runs and three homers Saturday. Each went deep against the other in a game the Giants won when someone who missed a squeeze sign later bunted home the go-ahead..." July 22

  • Bullpen bails out Cain, sets tone for road trip

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants had lost three consecutive Matt Cain starts going into Sunday's game against the Houston Astros, shocking considering they won his previous nine. Two of those three losses came in the ninth inning, after Cain left in line for the win. Was the Giants' starter nervous when he was..." July 16

  • Matt Cain maintains mastery of Astros

    San Francisco Chronicle "Matt Cain's streak of perfection against the Astros reached 11 innings before shortstop Marwin Gonzalez hit a leadoff double in the third inning Sunday, eventually scoring on Cain's throwing error. Though Houston hitters made some adjustments after the June 13 perfect game, they hardly had..." July 16

  • Astros finally break through against Giants' Cain but still lose 13th straight road game

    Houston Chronicle "Tipping point: It took two pitches for Jeremy Affeldt to work out of runners-on-the-corners trouble and hold a 3-2 lead in the eighth. The Astros showed no patience with the reliever, and Brian Bixler popped up foul and Justin Maxwell flied out, both on the first pitch. On the mound: Bud Norris..." July 16

  • All-Star starter Cain sharp in two scoreless innings

    CSN Bay Area "Matt Cain is in line to add All-Star Game winning pitcher to his already impressive MLB resume. The San Francisco Giants' right-handed starter held the American League All-Stars scoreless over two innings of work in Kansas City. With a World Series win and a perfect game under his belt, Cain..." July 11

  • Giants lead National League to 8-0 blowout win in All-Star Game

    CSN Bay Area "The National League All-Stars rolled to a lopsided win over their American League counterparts thanks to contributions from all four Giants representatives. Matt Cain worked two scoreless innings to start the game and Melky Cabrera, who was awarded the game's MVP award, and Pablo Sandoval..." July 11

  • Matt Cain to start for NL; 4 Giants in lineup

    San Francisco Chronicle "Buster Posey watched last year's All-Star Game on television. Seven weeks after sustaining his season-ending leg injuries, he was in the Bay Area, rehabbing. "Not doing a whole lot," he said. "No walking at that point." And now? "Sometimes it's hard to believe that I'm here. I was just..." July 10

  • Matt Cain misses chance to win 9th straight start

    San Francisco Chronicle "Matt Cain came oh-so-close to the Barber. That would be Sal "The Barber" Maglie, who won nine consecutive starts for the New York Giants in 1952. Cain brought an eight-start win streak into Sunday's game against the A's. No San Francisco Giants pitcher has won nine straight starts in one..." June 25

  • R.A. Dickey, Matt Cain vie for All-Star start

    San Francisco Chronicle "For Matt Cain to start the All-Star Game, he'll need some help from R.A. Dickey. Actually, he'll need some help from the confused hitters who must face Dickey and his goofy array of knuckleballs. For as much as Giants fans might think Cain deserves to start the July 10 game in Kansas City,..." June 24

  • Another perfect pitching performance; Cain is rewarded for grinding

    San Jose Mercury News "There are so many quirks over 162 games, and despite the best work of media relations staffs, beat writers, baseball-reference and more, we never quite get to them all. Shane Loux pointed out a new wrinkle after tonight's victory. That wrinkle? The victory itself. This was the first time Loux..." June 19

  • Matt Cain far from perfect, but gets the win

    San Francisco Chronicle "On Wednesday night, Matt Cain was perfect. On Monday night, Cain was anything but perfect, but the result was the same because he had the gumption to make it so. Cain barely made it through five innings in a 5-3 victory against the Angels. A long day that included his taping of a David..." June 19

  • No-hitters mark statistical anomaly, not a trend

    San Francisco Chronicle "Another Year of the Pitcher? Ask Max Scherzer, Luke Hochevar and Tim Lincecum. Ask the Rockies' rotation, which sports a 6.26 ERA. Matt Cain threw a perfect game Wednesday, igniting a wave of baseball analysts to further examine why pitchers have become so dominant. And hitters so..." June 18