The San Francisco Giants’ starting rotation will get a boost, possibly, on Saturday when right-hander Matt Cain will be activated before the Giants game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and will take his scheduled spot in the rotation.
Cain cut his right index finger while making a ham and cheese sandwich and was placed on the DL retroactive to April 24.
Many thought he was a candidate for a rebound this season after finishing the 2013 campaign fairly strong, but so far that hasn’t happened.
Cain, a three-time All-Star, is 0-3 this season with a 4.35 ERA.
You may want to see how Cain looks the first time out before automatically inserting him back in your lineup.
Yusmeiro Petit, who started in place of Cain and gave up eight runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, will return to the bullpen for the Giants.
In other injury news:
Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers
Braun tested his strained right ribs in batting practice again Friday and will likely be back in the Milwaukee starting lineup for the first game he is eligible to return from the disabled list.
That means on Tuesday you can get the former MVP back in your lineup.
Devin Mesoraco, Cincinnati Reds
Mesoraco, on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring, took a big step forward on Friday when he ran some sprints.
He is eligible to be activated from the DL on Sunday, and though he has been hitting and throwing for over a week, he wasn’t sure if he would return then.
Keep an eye on the situation as hopefully soon you can get his hot bat back in the lineup.