Matt Cain SP SF 4 months ago

Cain tossed five innings of shutout ball, surrendering two hits while striking out one in Sunday's season-finale against the Rockies

Matt Cain SP SF 5 months ago

Cain (elbow) was activated off the disabled list Friday.

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Matt Cain SP SF 5 months ago

Cain (elbow) will make another rehab appearance with Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, and he is expected to be activated Thursday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Matt Cain SP SF 5 months ago

Cain (elbow) is set to throw about 35 pitches out of the bullpen for Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Matt Cain SP SF 5 months ago

Cain (elbow) is slated to throw two innings Friday at Triple-A Sacramento, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Matt Cain SP SF 5 months ago

Cain (elbow) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Matt Cain SP SF 6 months ago

Cain gave up six runs on eight hits and two walks over five innings in his fourth loss Tuesday against the Cubs. He struck out three.

Matt Cain SP SF 7 months ago

Cain (1-1) picked up his first win of the season Tuesday, tossing six innings of shutout ball while striking out seven in the win over the Mets.

Cain showed improved control in his second start back from the DL, throwing 66 of his 95 pitches for strikes. His fastball was sitting around 89-91 MPH, which is right around where it was last year prior to his injury. Cain should be considered a matchups play in shallow leagues, and a must-add in deeper and NL-only leagues.

Matt Cain SP SF 7 months ago

Cain (0-1) gave up five runs on seven hits and four walks over five innings in his return from the disabled list Thursday against Miami.

After missing the season's first three months with a strained flexor tendon, Cain looked pretty bad in his return -- particularly compared to Marlins starter Jose Fernandez, who looked studly in his own return after losing more than a year to Tommy John surgery. He'll probably improve over time, but after Cain turned in subpar performances in 2013 and 2014, it's hard to be overly optimistic. He will, however, get the struggling Mets offense back in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Matt Cain SP SF 7 months ago

Cain (forearm) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday morning.

Cain was fully expected to take the hill against fellow returnee Jose Fernandez (elbow) on Thursday, as this announcement merely makes it official. Tim Lincecum (forearm) was sent to the 15-day DL in a corresponding move.