Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:03:37 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) had successful surgery to remove bone chips and clean up spurs, manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday, Aug. 12. Cain will require three months of rehabilitation.
Fantasy Tip: It appears Cain will be back well in time for spring training next season, and he should have a fairly regular offseason throwing program once he is fully recovered around the end of November.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:35:16 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) will have bone chips removed from his right elbow Monday, Aug. 11, and he will miss the rest of the season. Cain is expected to be recovered in three months, which means he should be ready for spring training next season.
Fantasy Tip: You can now safely drop Cain in redraft leagues in order to pick up another arm for your rotation. Cain had a frustrating season, but he should come at a very nice reduced rate for the 2015 season.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:36:02 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on his elbow Monday, Aug. 11.
Fantasy Tip: Owners in standard leagues can release Cain if he is still on their roster. Cain's value for next season will depend on how he is able to recover from the surgery.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:40:20 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) will likely undergo arthroscopic right elbow surgery, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Bochy noted it would end Cain's season.
Fantasy Tip: Season-ending surgery is the likely scenario, so owners in redraft leagues can drop Cain. He should be ready for 2015 and could be a solid rebound candidate late in drafts next year.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:28:53 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) and the team will make a decision soon on whether he will undergo arthroscopic right elbow surgery to clean out bone chips and other debris.
Fantasy Tip: Any surgery would likely end Cain's 2014 season. However, his recovery timetable should have him ready for 2015.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:56:14 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain's (elbow) ulnar collateral ligament checked out fine. However, Dr. James Andrews made a recommendation on how to treat loose bodies in Cain's right elbow. The Giants are contemplating their next move after the diagnosis.
Fantasy Tip: Cain has a puncher's chance of pitching again in 2014, but the wise move is scouting a long-term replacement.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:05:50 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) will meet with Dr. James Andrews Wednesday, July 30.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:14:33 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) will have a consultation with Dr. James Andrews, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Is there a name that strikes more fear in the fantasy community than Dr. Andrews? Check back for further updates, but visiting the ligament specialist is never a good thing. Cain owners should be looking for a long-term replacement.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:53:20 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) has not thrown a baseball since being placed on the 15-day disabled list and likely will undergo more tests to see what is happening with his injured elbow.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:09:46 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) is not making much progress from his elbow injury and will have more tests done. General manager Brian Sabean wouldn't specify whether Cain will pitch again this season.
Fantasy Tip: Monitor his second opinion, but keep him on your DL if you can.