Matt Cain To Undergo Elbow Surgery, Miss Rest Of Season

MONDAY: Cain has decided to undergo surgery and will miss the rest of the season, tweets Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News.

FRIDAY: Several medical officials have recommend that Cain undergo surgery, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters (including MLB.com’s Chris Haft) that “if you’re putting odds on it, odds are going to be that he will not pitch” again in 2014.  Cain did some flat-ground throwing from 60 feet today and he’ll see how his arm responds to that workout before deciding whether to go under the knife immediately and begin the minimum three-month recovery period.

THURSDAY: Cain and the Giants are weighing whether the righty will undergo a procedure on his right elbow to clean up bone chips and other debris, reports Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com. Tommy John surgery is not on the table, says Baggarly.

If Cain has the procedure now, he would likely be out for the rest of the year, but would be expected to be ready for a standard ramp-up to the 2015 season.

TUESDAY: Giants starter Matt Cain is set for a visit with Dr. James Andrews regarding his ongoing difficulties with inflammation in his right elbow, CSN Bay Area analyst (and former big leaguer) Shawn Estes tells 95.7 The Game (Twitter link). Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com confirmed the report via Twitter.

Certainly, the club will hope that good news comes out of the consultation, but the necessity of the visit presumably only adds to the team’s reported desire to add a starter at the trade deadline. Cain is owed $67.5MM after this season, including a buyout of a $21MM club option for 2017. He owns a cumulative 4.06 ERA over 274 2/3 innings dating to the start of 2013.


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8 Comments on "Matt Cain To Undergo Elbow Surgery, Miss Rest Of Season"


Stonehands
1 year 26 days ago

This really is too bad, at least it isn’t tommy john 😛

bigbadjohnny
1 year 26 days ago

At least Giants fans have the ability to watch the A’s this October.

Glenn O'Brien
1 year 24 days ago

Die hard Giants fan here, I don’t watch other teams than Giants, no disrespect to other teams but if the Giants don’t play, rather not watch.

LayerCake
1 year 24 days ago

Your loss

Glenn O'Brien
1 year 24 days ago

My Loss, because I don’t watch other teams? No point in watching them, like I said no disrespect to others or teams, but I die orange & black.

Cam
1 year 23 days ago

But..you’re alive!

dylanp5030
1 year 26 days ago

Roberto Hernandez will be available…

Revery
1 year 24 days ago

Here’s to hoping this cleans him up and gets him back to form.