Giants RHP Cain to get season-ending elbow surgery

The Associated Press
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain looks up at the score board walking back to the dugout after being removed in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Giants RHP Cain to get season-ending elbow surgery

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain looks up at the score board walking back to the dugout after being removed in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

NEW YORK (AP) -- San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain will have season-ending surgery next week to remove bone chips in his right elbow.

Manager Bruce Bochy said ''it was inevitable'' that Cain would have surgery. Bochy said after Monday's 4-3 win over the New York Mets that Cain would have the operation and look forward to getting ready for spring training.

The 29-year-old Cain hasn't pitched since July 9. The three-time All-Star played catch at Citi Field on Friday to test out how he was feeling.

Cain was 2-7 with a 4.18 ERA in 15 starts.

The Giants are in the race for the NL West title. They recently acquired veteran pitcher Jake Peavy in a trade with Boston.

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