(NEW YORK) — San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain will undergo season ending surgery next Monday, manager Bruce Bochy said on Monday. The procedure will remove bone chips and spurs from the righty’s throwing elbow.
Giants orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki will perform the surgery in San Francisco. Cain, 29, also sought the opinions of Dr. James Andrews and New York Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek. All recommended surgery which has an expected recovery time of three months.
Cain was just 2-7 in 2014 with a 4.18 earned run average in 15 starts after pitching more than 200 innings every year from 2007-2012. The righty did not comment after San Francisco’s 4-3 win over the Mets on Monday.
“It’s been frustrating for Matt,” said Bochy. “He’s been battling this for a while. It’s time. He could keep trying to push it, but it’s inevitable, it looks like. So we’re going to have this done and have him ready for Spring Training.”
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN