Giants place Matt Cain on the 15-day DL with cut finger

Matt Cain will visit the DL for only the second time in his career.
Matt Cain will visit the DL for only the second time in his career. (USATSI)

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The Giants have placed right-hander Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list with a cut on his right index finger. He cut himself with a kitchen knife a few days ago.

Cain, 29, is 0-3 with a 4.35 ERA in five starts and 31 innings this season. This is only his second career DL stint -- he missed the minimum 15 days after taking a comebacker to the forearm last August.

The Giants will recall right-hander Jake Dunning to fill the roster spot. The 25-year-old had a 2.84 ERA in 25 1/3 relief innings for San Francisco last season.

In all likelihood, long reliever Yusmeiro Petit will replace Cain in the rotation for the time being. The 29-year-old has a 2.91 ERA in 20 2/3 innings this year.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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