Matt Cain SP SF 16 Days

Cain (elbow) has been placed on the 60-day DL.

The move is merely procedural, as Cain is already considered out for the season after undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery. His transfer makes extra room on the Giants' 40-man roster for another round of September call-ups.

Matt Cain SP SF 1 Month

Cain (elbow) underwent successful surgery Monday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips and clean up bone spurs was recommended by three different doctors who examined Cain's elbow, and he got the surgery out of the way Monday. The right-hander now faces a three-month rehabilitation process, so he should, in theory, be back at full strength well ahead of spring training. Cain said he's been pitching with the bone chips for 10 years, but it's unrealistic to think the procedure will cure all of his woes.

Matt Cain SP SF 1 Month

Cain (elbow) will officially undergo season-ending surgery next Monday, Alex Pavlovic of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Matt Cain SP SF 2 Months

Matt Cain has scheduled a visit with Dr. James Andrews.

That's usually not good news. Cain has failed to make any progress in his rehabilitation from right elbow inflammation and may now be facing surgery. The right-hander could be done for the year no matter what.

Matt Cain SP SF 2 Months

Matt Cain has not been making progress in his early rehabilitation from an elbow injury.

Cain has been out with right elbow inflammation since July 11 and there's no timetable for his return. He will get another round of tests done next week. It's possible that the right-hander won't return this season -- and that's a big part of the reason why the Giants were so aggressive in trading for Jake Peavy.

Matt Cain SP SF 2 Months

Matt Cain underwent an MRI which ruled any ligament damage in his right elbow.

That's good news, but Cain still felt soreness playing catch after he received a cortisone shot before the All-Star break, so the Giants have placed him on the disabled list. There's no clear timetable for his return.

Matt Cain SP SF 2 Months

Giants placed RHP Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 11, with right elbow inflammation.

Yusmeiro Petit will start in his place on Tuesday night in Philadelphia. Cain finished the first half of the 2014 season with a disappointing 2-7 record and 4.18 ERA in 90 1/3 innings. He will be eligible to return from the disabled list later this week, but the Giants haven't offered up an exact timetable.

Matt Cain SP SF 2 Months

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that Matt Cain's right elbow "has been cranky."

Now we know why Cain had his arm wrapped Friday and why he won't pitch until the team's fifth game of the second half. It doesn't appear at this point to be a major concern, but obviously a red flag goes up anytime the elbow is involved. Cain is slated to face the Phillies on Tuesday.

Matt Cain SP SF 2 Months

Matt Cain was spotted with a wrap on his pitching arm Friday.

Cain has also been pushed back to the fifth spot in the Giants' rotation after the All-Star break. While it's clear that the righty is dealing with some kind of physical ailment, he and the Giants aren't revealing what it is. "(I'm) feeling like I'm feeling," Cain said. It's something to keep an eye on.

Matt Cain SP SF 2 Months

Matt Cain fired six innings of two-run ball in a victory over the A's on Wednesday.

Cain whiffed four, walked two and allowed five hits in earning his first win since May 15. Entering tonight, he'd gone 0-4 with a 4.65 ERA in seven starts since that date. With that as a caveat, Cain has actually pitched quite well in the very recent past, allowing just four earned runs total over his last three outings. Now 2-7 with a 4.18 ERA, he heads into the break hoping to carry over the momentum.