Fantasy Baseball: Giants' Matt Cain scratched from start; other injury news

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As fantasy owners getting ready to set lineups, you have to pay close attention to the injury report.

As we prepare for Wednesday’s night’s slate of games, there are a ton of names that are banged up at this point in the season.

Apr 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (18) works in the third inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

So with the amount of names to give updates on, let’s get right into things.

Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants

Cain was scratched from Tuesday night’s start against the San Diego Padres after cutting his right index finger with a knife in the clubhouse kitchen at AT&T Park.

No stitches were required, which is a good sign and you need to keep an eye on how the cut heals, but all indications are that Cain won’t have to go on the DL and should be able to make his next start.

If he can’t, look for Yusmeiro Petit to get another start.

Petit threw six shutout innings in his spot start Tuesday night, allowing only three hits, picking up the win.

Tyler Chatwood, Colorado Rockies

Staying in the NL West, Chatwood loaded the bases with none out in the sixth inning and had to leave the game against the D-backs with right elbow tightness.

While not really fantasy relevant, unless you are in deep or NL-only leagues, Chatwood is listed as day-to-day.

He allowed three runs and six hits in five-plus innings in a Colorado 5-4 win over Arizona.

Archie Bradley, Arizona Diamondbacks

Those awaiting a call up for Bradley may have to wait a little while longer.

Bradley has been placed on the 7-day Triple-A disabled list with a mild flexor strain in his right elbow. It is expected to be about two weeks before Bradley is allowed to play catch again.

That means he likely won’t pitch for about three weeks so I wouldn’t expect a promotion until June or July at the earliest.

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