Matt Cain RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cain frustrated after winless streak stretches to 12

    The Score "Matt Cain is still chasing that elusive win. It's been nearly 10 months since the right-hander picked up a victory (July 22, 2015 against the San Diego Padres), and after dropping Saturday's contest to the New York Mets, the San Francisco Giants starter now sits at 12 straight starts without a..." May 01

  • Cain: Penalties for PED users are 'strong enough'

    San Jose Mercury News "Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon will be suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a banned substance. He’ll forfeit half a season, which seems like a stiff penalty. Until you think of it this way: Gordon will end up forfeiting just $1.65 million of the $50 million extension he..." April 30

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Giants are confident Cain will be ready. He'll throw at minors facility Monday to regulate pitch count. Heston gets big league game.

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy has already talked to Cain about not rushing back, sounds pretty unlikely he's ready opening day. Romo 2-3 days away from first game.

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Cain just finished up a lengthy bullpen session. Looked fine, live BP should be up next.

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Cain had cyst removed from throwing arm. Expected to resume throwing in 10 days. #sfgiants

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    There is an issue with Matt Cain. He is not throwing today as planned, and the team expects to provide an update later today. #sfgiants

  • Giants’ Cain eager to face hitters at spring training

    San Francisco Chronicle "Manager Bruce Bochy laid out the schedule for the next several days of camp: Position player report Monday, the first full-squad workout is Tuesday and pitchers start throwing full-speed batting practice to the hitters. Nobody needs that exercise more than Matt Cain, who has spent all winter..." February 22

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Cain starts tomorrow.

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    San Francisco Giants @SFGiants

    #SFGiants transactions: RHP Matt Cain returned from rehab and reinstated off the DL (effective yesterday).

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    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    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.

  • Giants welcome back Matt Cain for first start in 12 months

    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

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    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    Bochy solidifies it: Cain on Thursday, Peavy on Friday. He had long talk with Peavy, who assured him he was ready.

  • Giants’ Cain, Peavy seem destined to displace Hudson, Lincecum

    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

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Holding pattern. Peavy and Cain both making one more rehab start, tentatively scheduled to return to big leagues July 2/3.

  • Pence, Cain, Peavy getting closer for Giants

    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

  • Giants place Cain on DL; Heston to face Diamondbacks

    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

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Bochy says Cain injury a "two-week thing." Nothing serious like UCL tear. #sfgiants

  • Cain progresses, but admits to lingering discomfort

    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

  • Giants' Peavy, Cain ready to push each other

    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

  • 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

    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

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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

    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

  • 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