Giants RHP Cain needs surgery to remove bone chips

Aug 1, 2014 7:36 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain says he needs surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow.

Cain said Friday before the Giants played the New York Mets that he's still assessing whether he will be able to pitch this season. But manager Bruce Bochy said odds are Cain will not pitch again in 2014.

The three-time All-Star threw off flat ground, from 60 feet, Friday and is waiting to see how his arm feels before deciding. Bochy then said the team allowed him to throw just to "check off that box."

Cain has not pitched since July 9. He's been checked by Dr. James Andrews, Giants orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki and Mets orthopedist Dr. David Altchek. All three doctors were in agreement: the chips have to come out.

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