Bochy still non-committal on Cain in rotation. One factor: they need to subtract a P Tue. for Leake ... and Osich is too good to send out.
Hardball Talk "Giants right-hander Matt Cain is off the disabled list and will make his 2015 debut today against the Marlins, returning from ankle and elbow surgeries to start for the first time in nearly one year. Cain last started on July 9, 2014, when he was shut down with a 2-7 record and 4.18 ERA in his..." July 02
Bochy solidifies it: Cain on Thursday, Peavy on Friday. He had long talk with Peavy, who assured him he was ready.
San Francisco Chronicle "Matt Cain and Jake Peavy each will make one more rehab start for Triple-A Sacramento, then join the rotation on a timetable that suggests they will replace Tim Hudson and Tim Lincecum. Manager Bruce Bochy said the club tentatively plans to have one of the rehabbing pitchers return July 2 at..." June 24
Holding pattern. Peavy and Cain both making one more rehab start, tentatively scheduled to return to big leagues July 2/3.
CSN Bay Area "Bruce Bochy addressed the media prior to the Giants' Wednesday evening game in Houston and provided updates on a trio of injured players. Hunter Pence, who is recovering from a fractured forearm suffered when he was hit by a pitch on March 5, is getting to the point where he will be evaluated..." May 14
CSN Bay Area "A couple of rotation injuries have opened the door for Chris Heston. The 26-year-old right-hander was supposed to start Sacramento's season opener but instead will face the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday at Chase Field. Heston is starting in place of Matt Cain, who has a flexor tendon..." April 08
Bochy says Cain injury a "two-week thing." Nothing serious like UCL tear. #sfgiants
MLB.com "Matt Cain's recovery from elbow surgery continued to progress Tuesday. However, he admitted that lingering discomfort occasionally gives him pause. Cain took another step toward rejoining the Giants' season-opening starting rotation by throwing 75 pitches over five innings in a Triple-A..." March 25
San Jose Mercury News "The newness of being a Giant has worn off for Jake Peavy. He's accustomed to putting on the uniform, interacting with teammates and seeing Bruce Bochy in the dugout. But there's one thing he hasn't yet experienced. "Oh, it's going to be a lot of fun to be in the same rotation with Matt..." March 05
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
Giants source confirms 95.7 report that Matt Cain is going for a consultation with Dr. James Andrews.
Cain said MRI showed no structural damage. Ligament is fine. #sfgiants.
Matt Cain placed on 15-day DL (retro to 7/11) with right elbow inflammation. #SFGiants
Bochy said Cain's elbow "has been cranky." That's why they pushed him back, but he's not expected to miss a start.
Cain not starting tomorrow. #sfgiants
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
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
Cain has grade 1 strain of hamstring, will get treatment for a couple of days. Hasn't been ruled out for next start yet.
CBS Sports "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
Cain grabbed his right hamstring on his last pitch of the third inning.
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
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
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
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
Matt Cain was scratched after cutting right index finger. Yusmeiro Petit starting. No stitches for Cain.
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
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
CBS Sports "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
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
No surprise after that first inning, but I’m told there have been in-house discussions about Cain’s health in recent days.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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