Giants place Matt Cain on 15-day DL

The San Francisco Giants placed starting pitcher Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list on Friday.

According to MLB.com, Cain sustained a right forearm contusion in Thursday’s start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was struck with a line drive in the forth inning off the bat of Gaby Sanchez and was forced to leave the game.

“We are fortunate, and he is fortunate,” said Giants manager Bruce Bochy, noting the injury could have been much worse. “That ball was smoked. But he’s tough.”

The Giants called up pitcher Yusmeiro Petit from Triple-A Fresno to take Cain’s spot on the 25-man roster. Petit appeared in one game for the Giants this season in July.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, this trip to the disabled list for Cain is the first of his career. Cain has pitched in the Majors for eight seasons with the Giants.

Cain had a down year this season for the defending world champions. He has a record of 8-8 with 4.43 ERA, which is up from a 2.79 ERA last year.

 

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