Just one week after placing star pitcher Matt Cain on the disabled list, the San Francisco Giants have reinstated him.
Cain strained his right hamstring on May 21 and was sidelined for the rest of the week. He was scheduled for a start over a week ago, before the Giants instead opted to play it safe, and place Cain on the disabled list. Cain’s run on the DL was retroactive to his final start on May 21.
Cain is tonight’s scheduled starter against the New York Mets. Through 8 starts, Cain is just 1-3, with a 3.66 ERA. Last season saw the worst in Cain’s career, as he went 8-10, with a 4.00 ERA as the Giants failed to return to the playoffs. Cain has been a workhorse for San Francisco, starting at least 30 games each of the last 8 seasons. Just last year, he snapped his six-year streak of 200-inning seasons.
The Giants starter is currently signed through 2017, with an option for 2018. The 29-year old is owed a guaranteed $87.5 million by the Giants, so the team is eager to have him on the field. Cain has helped lead the Giants to two World Series titles, including his unbelievable 2010 run, which saw him pitch over 21 innings over the course of three series without giving up a single earned run.