Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:19:10 -0700
San Francisco Giants RHP Matt Cain (undisclosed) left his start Monday, April 24, after throwing warm-up pitches prior to the seventh inning.
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 06:26:14 -0700
San Francisco Giants RHP Matt Cain will be the team's fifth starter to open the season. LHP Tyson Blach, who had been in the running for the job, will pitch out of the bullpen.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:36:41 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (back) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, Sept. 2.
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 06:11:39 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (back) has started a rehab assignment with Class AAA Sacramento.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 23:45:03 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Aug. 18, due to a lower back strain.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:10:04 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain surrendered five runs on six hits over 2 1/3 innings against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, July 20. It was his first start since June 13 due to a hamstring injury.
Fantasy Tip: Cain was rolling in May, but injuries have limited him to two unimpressive starts in June and July combined. That previous flash of dominance might be enough to hold onto him in NL-only leagues, but all other owners should steer clear.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:27:29 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list Wednesday, July 20, and SS Ruben Tejada was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Cain isn't of much use to fantasy owners in the right matchups outside of NL-only leagues, and he has an unsightly 5.34 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and is fanning just 6.4 hitters per nine innings. Leave him alone in mixed universes.
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 18:36:37 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain's (hamstring) first start after being activated from the disabled list will come either July 19 or July 20 against the Boston Red Sox, manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday, July 9.
Fantasy Tip: Cain's numbers haven't been pretty this year, and he can be left on the waiver wire for the time being.
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 23:20:15 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (hamstring) made his second rehab start on Friday, July 8, pitching 5 2/3 innings for Class AAA Sacramento.
Fantasy Tip: Cain continues to work his way back. He'd pitched very well prior to his first DL stint and should be stashed in NL-only leagues. Those in deeper mixed setups can stick with monitoring his progress once he returns to the Giants.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:06:18 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (hamstring) will "definitely" make two more rehab starts. He's scheduled to throw 65 pitches Friday, July 8, for Class AAA Sacramento.
Fantasy Tip: For the second straight year, Cain's pitching has mostly been disastrous, as he was 1-5 with a 5.34 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 11 starts before landing on the disabled list in the middle of June. With his best days far, far behind him, Cain is really only a matchup play in deeper leagues at this point in his career. However, he could be worth monitoring if he strings some good starts together, though he's still at least a couple of weeks away from returning to San Francisco.