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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.

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Giants | Matt Cain likely to land on DL

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:00:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (forearm) is likely headed to the disabled list with a flexor tendon strain in his right arm, according to manager Bruce Bochy. However, an MRI exam showed no ligament damage to Cain's right forearm, and his injury is "more like a two-week thing." Cain had tightness in his forearm after his last spring start last Friday.

Fantasy Tip: This news is disappointing to Cain ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) owners, especially when considering he had surgery on his elbow last year to remove bone chips. It's fair to wonder if the righty will ever return elite starting pitching status. It may be a while before he's a safe option for FantasyScore owners. In the meantime, Ryan Vogelsong ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is a cheap and intriguing option Tuesday against a weak offensive club in the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Giants | Matt Cain won't pitch Wednesday

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 23:02:50 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (forearm) had an MRI Monday, April 6, due to tightness in his right forearm. Cain said it is a flexor tendon strain, and trainers were positive about the prognosis. Manager Bruce Bochy indicated that it is a "two-week thing."

Fantasy Tip: Cain should be avoided in FantasyScore at $5,400 (or 10.8% of cap) until he can officially return and prove his health in one full start without any lingering effects of the injury.

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Giants | Matt Cain feeling elbow discomfort

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:22:53 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) acknowledged feeling elbow discomfort after completing five innings of a minor league game Tuesday, March 24. "It's been a little sore after some of these starts, and even during the starts, which is normal," Cain said. "That's part of the rehab process." Cain hasn't suffered any setbacks, but he did mention he might not throw a side session in between his starts this season. Cain's fastball was mostly 90-91 mph and his slider had plenty of movement.

Fantasy Tip: Cain was once one of the better fantasy pitchers in the game, but he wasn't his typically excellent self in 2013 or 2014. Cain is a late-round target with some upside, but it's unwise to expect him to rebound to his pre-2013 form.

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Giants | Matt Cain has perfect outing

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:36:33 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) retired all six hitters he faced over two innings Monday, March 9, for the first game action since July 9 of last season. Cain threw 13 strikes and seven ball while recording three fly balls and three groundouts.

Fantasy Tip: It's a good first start for Cain this spring after coming back from elbow and ankle surgeries. He'll be on injury watch for much of camp, which means he'll come cheaply in fantasy baseball drafts in 2015 in the late rounds of standard leagues. Cain could be an excellent value pick if he bounces back to form and stays healthy in SF.

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Giants | Matt Cain to pitch early

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:42:52 -0800

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) will pitch in the first turn through the rotation during spring training games, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

Fantasy Tip: Cain struggled in 2014 but is trying to work his way back from some injuries and be ready for the start of the regular season. Owners should monitor his performance during the spring training, but he could be a consideration in the later rounds of mixed league drafts if he is healthy.

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Giants | Matt Cain looking good this spring

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:54:39 -0800

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) threw another productive bullpen session Monday, Feb. 23, and is encouraged about his recovery from right elbow surgery. He tossed 30 pitches Monday and is throwing all of his pitches. "Letting it go," Cain said. "Today was 100%. Everything felt good. We're taking steps in the right way. The arm's feeling good and everything is going the right way. Now it's just getting the repetitions, getting on the mound a lot." C Buster Posey has also been impressed with how Cain has looked this spring.

Fantasy Tip: Cain is also recovering from an ankle surgery, and he'll be on injury watch this spring training. If he continues his optimistic road to recovery, he'll be an injury discount in the late rounds of standard 12-team mixed leagues to round out your rotation.

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Giants | Matt Cain feels great

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 10:47:36 -0800

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) said he feels great heading into the 2015 season. "I feel like I'm 18 again. I feel as good as I did when I first signed with these guys." He's scheduled to throw a second bullpen session Friday, Feb. 6, and he expects to be on close to a normal schedule when pitchers report to spring training.

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