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.

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“If you’re putting odds on it, the odds are not going to be that he will pitch,” Manager Bruce Bochy said on Friday.

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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.

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The Giants acquired Jake Peavy in a deal with Boston last week.