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Giants | Matt Cain moving to flat ground

Tue, 19 May 2015 17:48:11 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) threw off a mound Tuesday, May 19, and will move to throwing flat-ground breaking balls next.

Fantasy Tip: Cain ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) will be a risky option upon his return in both season-long leagues and on FantasyScore. The upside will be there, but Cain had already started a decline before dealing with multiple injuries during the last couple seasons.

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Giants | Matt Cain rehab update

Sat, 16 May 2015 11:45:48 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday, May 15, and is set to throw another session Tuesday, May 19. He has not yet resumed facing live hitters or throwing breaking pitches and there is no official timetable for his return.

Fantasy Tip: Cain ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is hoping to return to action in July, right before the All-Star break. He remains worthy of being stashed in NL-only and deep mixed leagues.

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Giants | Matt Cain throws bullpen

Wed, 13 May 2015 15:43:26 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) threw 20 pitches during a light bullpen session Tuesday, May 12, and he didn't have any setbacks. He will repeat the session again Friday, May 15.

Fantasy Tip: Cain ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is progressing slowly, and the Giants won't rush him back by any means. Once he's ready and fully health, the logical plan would be for him to replace Ryan Vogelsong in the rotation. Cain is still worth stashing in deep mixed and NL-only leagues if he can return and be productive in a starting role.

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Giants | Matt Cain throwing from 90 feet

Wed, 06 May 2015 10:03:15 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) threw from 90 feet Tuesday, May 5, and could throw off a mound soon.

Fantasy Tip: Cain is still weeks away from returning but is worth stashing on your DL if you have space.

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Giants | Matt Cain close to bullpens

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:58:41 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (forearm) is close to throwing a bullpen session in his recovery from a flexor tendon strain in his right forearm.

Fantasy Tip: Cain ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) could return to the Giants' starting rotation in a week or two. He won't be a popular FantasyScore start, though, at least initially. Cain is two years removed from a 16-win season and 2.79 ERA, and injuries have derailed him the last two years. He'll have to prove he's fully healthy before fantasy owners can trust him again.

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Giants | Matt Cain to throw on flat ground

Fri, 01 May 2015 17:31:48 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (forearm) will throw off flat ground for the next seven to 10 days before progressing to the mound.

Fantasy Tip: Cain will not return for a while, so fantasy owners in standard leagues need to be patient. FantasyScore players can estimate Cain will not be back for at least a month, if not longer. Everyone stay patient.

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Giants | Matt Cain feeling no discomfort

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:02:26 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (forearm) played catch from 60 feet Tuesday, April 28, and reported no discomfort. Cain will do the same exercise Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Cain ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) is yet to appear in the majors in 2015 and isn't worthy of a roster spot in season-long leagues. Cain will be worth the occasional spot-start on FantasyScore, in favorable matchups. Owners should allow him a handful of starts after returning before making the investment.

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Giants | Matt Cain to throw next week

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:41:48 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (forearm) is scheduled to play catch next week, but he's weeks away from resuming throwing off a mound.

Fantasy Tip: Cain ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) is a long ways away from returning to the starting rotation, but he should still be stashed away in a DL slot in the majority of fantasy baseball leagues. Rookie Chris Heston ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) has benefitted the most from Cain's absence, and he's proving to be valuable at FantasyScore as a low-priced pitching option in the right matchups.

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Giants | Matt Cain could miss several weeks

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 08:54:37 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (forearm) could miss a few weeks with a flexor tendon strain in his right forearm, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Cain will return to San Francisco for more evaluation. He had surgery last August to remove bone chips from his elbow and didn't pitch after July 9.

Fantasy Tip: Cain ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) is off to another unhealthy season, which isn't a good sign for his fantasy owners. It'll be a while before those at FantasyScore should be comfortable running with him in their daily lineups.

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Giants | Matt Cain to DL

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:40:25 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (forearm) was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, April 7. The move is retroactive to April 3.

Fantasy Tip: Cain ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) may struggle to be fantasy-relevant in standard 12-team leagues if he continues to deal with injuries in 2015. Stash him in a DL spot for now. Chris Heston is scheduled to start tomorrow against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Although the D-backs are offensively challenged, Heston will be a lottery ticket in daily games.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Andrew Baggarly