Rotowire: Dec 9 / 10:50a ET
News: Cain (elbow) will begin throwing from 45-60 feet next week on a schedule of throwing three times per week, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: In addition to having surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, Cain also had a bone spur taken out of his right ankle in September. He may be on the same schedule as the Giants' other starting pitchers once spring training begins in February if he can move through his throwing program without a setback. Cain posted an ERA above 4.00 for the second straight year in 2014, struggling with a career-high 1.251 WHIP over 90.1 innings (15 starts) before injuries ended his season prematurely.
Rotowire: Sep 27 / 1:52p ET
News: Cain underwent surgery Saturday to remove a bone spur from his right ankle.
Impact: Cain, who saw his season cut short due to an elbow injury, is expected to need about two months to recover from the ankle procedure. He enters the offseason less than totally healthy but should have plenty of time to get back to 100 percent by the time spring training rolls around.