Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:54:04 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) said an MRI done on his elbow did not show and structural damage and does not think he will need surgery on the elbow now or in the offseason. Cain received a cortisone shot before the All-Star break, but his elbow was still sore when the played catch. He is not sure when he will be able to rejoin the starting rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Owners in shallow leagues can consider dropping Cain if they need another player since his timetable in unknown. Deeper league owners should consider holding onto him in case he comes back in a few weeks.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:04:08 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. 1B Brandon Belt (concussion) was placed on the 7-day disabled list. 3B Adam Duvall and RP George Kontos were recalled from Triple-A Fresno. The team announced P Yusmeiro Petit will start in place of Cain Tuesday, July 22.
Fantasy Tip: Petit has some NL-only value as he pitched well in his spot starts recently. Cain could only miss a couple of weeks if tests have revealed only inflammation.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:36:48 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) has been dealing with a "cranky" elbow, according to manager Bruce Bochy. The issue is the same thing Cain has dealt with in previous seasons, and it could be related to bone chips.
Fantasy Tip: Right now, Cain's arm issue doesn't appear to be too serious, but it's definitely worth watching. His outing next week against the Philadelphia Phillies might go a long way in telling us how he's really feeling.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:33:00 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain, who was sporting a wrap on his right arm Friday, July 18, has been pushed back to fifth in the rotation following the All-Star break.
Fantasy Tip: As far as we know, there is nothing wrong with Cain physically. Perhaps the Gigantes just felt that Cain needed the most rest out of the break than their other pitchers. He'll face the Philadelphia Phillies on the road next week.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 08:47:59 -0700
The San Francisco Giants activated SP Matt Cain (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, June 6.
Fantasy Tip: Cain will be making the start in the series opener against the New York Mets Friday night.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:31:17 -0700
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said SP Matt Cain (hamstring) is set to make his start against the New York Mets Friday, June 6.
Fri, 30 May 2014 15:47:53 -0700
The San Francisco Giants will recall OF Juan Perez from Triple-A Fresno Saturday, May 31, to take the roster spot of SP Matt Cain (hamstring).
Fri, 30 May 2014 14:53:32 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (hamstring) will land on the disabled list, but he'll make the first start when the team returns home against the New York Mets Friday, June 6.
Fantasy Tip: Since Cain has missed his last two starts, his DL stint can be backdated and allow him to return a week from today. The Giants are strictly being ultra-cautious here.
Fri, 30 May 2014 14:36:18 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (hamstring) will not make his start against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, May 31. Instead, SP Yusmeiro Petit will make another spot start. Cain's injury isn't serious, but the team is being cautious.
Fantasy Tip: It doesn't look like Cain is in any danger of landing on the DL for the second time this year. The Gigantes wanted to make sure that he was 100 percent before throwing him out there. Expect him to make his next start.
Thu, 29 May 2014 16:00:07 -0700
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said SP Matt Cain (hamstring) isn't a lock to make his next start Saturday, May 31, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Cain ran and threw Thursday, May 29, but the team wants to make sure he's 100 percent healthy.
Fantasy Tip: The team will likely make a final decision on whether Cain will start tomorrow when they have a chance to re-evaluate him.