Matt Cain (SP)
Matt Cain struck out six in 3 1/3 innings today in a Triple-A exhibition. He touched 92 while giving up two hits, one run and one HBP. He threw 51 pitches. (Source: CSN Bay Area)
Fantasy Impact: Matt Cain has looked good in his Spring outings so far, and will likely make one more start before Opening Day. Cain had a rough 2013 and 2014, much of which has been attributed to bone chips in his throwing elbow. While a return to his 2012 numbers (2.79 ERA, 219.1 innings, 193 Ks) may not be in the cards for Cain post-bone chips, certainly look for him to return closer to his pre-2013 ERA of 3.19 and 7.3 K/9.
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Matt Cain threw two perfect innings on 20 pitches versus the Dodgers Monday.
Fantasy Impact: While Spring Training statistics don't matter, this is huge for Cain, as he stated his elbow was in great shape after the game. His Spring Training will be one to monitor, as his surgery and subsequent rest may have fixed the pitch speed issues he's had the last few seasons, which has led to a decline in results.
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