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San Francisco Giants Matt Cain To Have Surgery

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matt cainRight-handed pitcher from the San Francisco Giants Matt Cain is set to have surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow.

This surgery will end Matt Cain’s 2014 season.

Cain said on Friday that he was still contemplating getting the surgery or trying to pitch through the pain, but Giantes manager Bruce Bochy later made the announcement that he expects Cain to be done for the year.

After consulting with renowned sports physician Dr. James Andrews, as well as Dr David Altchek this past week, they, and another doctor Cain saw, all agreed the the bone chips in Cain’s pitching elbow are what have been plaguing the pitcher this season, and that they need to be removed.

“I’ve had them for 10 years,” Cain said. “They’ve always been there. Now they’re mad, and they’re letting me know about it.”

Cain who has a 4.18 ERA and a 2-7 record this year, has only managed accumulate 90.1 innings pitched and starting 15 games this season.

Cain also experienced struggles in the 2013 season as well, finishing the season with a 8-10 record and an ERA of 4.00.

Before these last couple seasons, Cain was an extremely potent part of the Giants rotation, finishing the 3 of the previous 4 seasons with an ERA of less than 3, with his highest ERA being 3.14 during that stretch.

Although Cain has not yet committed to going through with the surgery, both he and the Giants hope that if he does, it helps lead to a return to his previous form.

Since Cain has not yet decided on surgery, there is no word on who will replace him in the rotation should he be out for the remainder of 2014.

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