SAN FRANCISO (KCBS) — The decision has been made for Giants right-hander Matt Cain, who will have bone chips from his elbow next Monday: he will end the season earlier. The Giants say, however, that he will be ready for spring training.
Cain had suffered through his worst season; he is only 2-7 with with a 4.18 ERA in 15 games. The decision was expected.
“If you’re putting odds on it, the odds are not going to be that he will pitch,” Manager Bruce Bochy said on Friday.
He was checked by Dr. James Andrews, Giants orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki and Mets orthopedist Dr. David Altchek. All three doctors were in agreement: the chips in his right elbow had to come out.
Bochy said Cain will need about three months’ recovery time so he should be ready for spring training.
The Giants acquired Jake Peavy in a deal with Boston last week.