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Giants | Matt Cain shaky in return

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:59:18 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) made his first start of the season Thursday, July 2, against the Miami Marlins and struggled a bit, going five innings and surrendering five runs on seven hits, including two home runs, while striking out two and walking four.

Fantasy Tip: Overall, it wasn’t a good return to the mound for Cain ($4,300, 8.6% of cap), though he was pitching just fine until a troubling fifth inning when the Marlins tagged him for four of their five runs on the day. Despite the off outing, Cain is absolutely still worth a speculative add at the very least, and he still could be a solid option on FantasyScore based on the matchups, especially when he’s working from home in pitcher-friendly San Francisco. The 30-year-old amassed an impressive 55 wins over a four-year stretch from 2009-2012 and can still be useful for fantasy rotations if he remains healthy.

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Giants | Matt Cain activated

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:45:23 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) was activated from the disabled list Thursday, July 2, and faces the Miami Marlins.

Fantasy Tip: The Fish are without Giancarlo Stanton, but Cain ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) isn't the same pitcher he once was. Give him a start or two before using him on FantasyScore.

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Giants | Tim Lincecum going on DL

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:48:20 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum (elbow) will be put on the disabled list when SP Matt Cain (elbow) is activated from the DL Thursday, July 2.

Fantasy Tip: Lincecum ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) went 3-2 and allowed 16 earned runs in 19 1/3 innings in five starts in June before being hit by a line drive in his last outing. He can be dropped in the majority of formats now that he's bumped out of the rotation. Cain ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is worth an addition in shallow mixed leagues if you have the room for a matchup play. He could pan out as a great sleeper play against the offensively-challenged Miami Marlins in his first start back Thursday, too. However, there's still plenty of risk attached, especially if he has a pitch limit.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Henry Schulman

Giants | Matt Cain, Jake Peavy returning this week

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:38:50 -0700

San Francisco Giants SPs Matt Cain (elbow) and Jake Peavy (back) will return from the disabled list later this week and re-enter the starting rotation. Manager Bruce Bochy confirmed that Cain will start Thursday, July 2, while Peavy will go Friday, July 3.

Fantasy Tip: The return of Cain ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) and Peavy ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) will push Tim Hudson and Tim Lincecum out of the rotation. Lincecum is headed for the DL, while Hudson is likely to pitch out of the bullpen. Cain will face the Miami Marlins Thursday, making him a risk/reward option on FantasyScore despite it being his first start back. Peavy should be avoided on FantasyScore against the Washington Nationals Friday. Both Cain and Peavy could be successfully used in shallow mixed leagues as matchup plays, with Cain having more fantasy upside. Hudson and Lincecum should be dropped in traditional formats.

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Giants | Matt Cain needs one more start

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:51:07 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) will make one more rehab start at Class AAA, before rejoining the Giants' rotation. Cain's tentative return is scheduled for July 2, which is the spot currently slotted for SP Tim Hudson.

Fantasy Tip: Cain ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) will be a risky option for FantasyScore and season-long owners alike. While NL-only owners can add Cain now, mixed league owners will need to see a couple of strong starts before streaming Cain based on matchups.

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Giants | Matt Cain close to returning

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 11:30:49 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) is expected to make one or two more minor league rehab starts before rejoining the parent club's rotation.

Fantasy Tip: It is unknown who will lose their rotation spot when Cain ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is ready to return. He is 0-2 with a 4.61 ERA in three rehab starts but remains worthy of being stashed in deep mixed fantasy leagues.

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Giants | Matt Cain to rehab again Monday

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:04:15 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) will make his next rehab start for Class AAA Sacramento Monday, June 15, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Cain topped out at 94 mph in his latest rehab start.

Fantasy Tip: Cain ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) still requires several more rehab starts before the Giants will deem him ready to return to the big leagues. San Fran is delaying a decision as long as they can with Jake Peavy (back) also working his way back and no clear openings in the starting rotation, especially after Chris Heston tossed a no-hitter last night. Cain will be, at best, a sleeper matchup play on FantasyScore if he secures a rotation spot. Consider adding and stashing him in deep mixed leagues.

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Giants | Matt Cain so-so in first rehab game

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:10:56 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) allowed two runs, three hits and a walk over 3 2/3 innings in a minor-league rehab start for Class AA Richmond (Va.) Tuesday, June 9. He struck out two batters and threw 36 of his 55 pitches for strikes.

Fantasy Tip: Cain needs to build up his stamina and he will need at least two more rehab starts before re-joining the big club. FantasyScore players will likely not want to depend on him until after the All-Star break.

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Giants | Matt Cain needs three more starts

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:59:30 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) will need at least three more rehab starts before being activated from the disabled list, including his rehab start Tuesday, June 9.

Fantasy Tip: The Giants aren't rushing to have to make a difficult decision with their rotation when Cain ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is ready. He's worth a speculative stash in all leagues if you have the room, but don't expect him to be anything more than a matchup play when he's back in the rotation.

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Giants | Matt Cain will pitch rehab start Tuesday

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:00:52 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) is expected to make a rehab start with Class AA Richmond Tuesday, June 9.

Fantasy Tip: Dating back to the beginning of 2013, Cain ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) has a 4.06 ERA over 274 2/3 innings and appeared to be on the decline. Fantasy owners would be wise to keep their expectations in check in all formats upon his return. Continue to check back for updates on his recovery and an updated timeline for his return. He is worth stashing in deep mixed leagues if you have the roster flexibility to do so.

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