Giants place Matt Cain on 15-day DL with forearm contusion
One day after taking a line drive to the forearm, Matt Cain was placed on the DL by the Giants.
Cain, 28, has never before been on the DL in the big league career. He's been a 32+ start, 210+ inning workhorse for San Francisco since breaking into the league full-time in 2006.
In 26 starts this year, Cain has a career-worst 4.43 ERA (75 ERA+) and 2.98 K/BB ratio. He does, however, have a 3.51 ERA in his last 14 starts after pitching to a 5.45 ERA in his first dozen outings.
The Giants are 56-71 and in last place in the NL West, so they have every reason to be extremely cautious with their franchise pitcher. Cain is in the first year of a five-year, $112.5 million contract extension.
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