Originally posted on 22gigantes  |  Last updated 3/3/11

Disturbing news out of Scottsdale tonight as it was learned that San Francisco Giants workhorse Matt Cain will miss his scheduled start tomorrow due to elbow inflammation.

It was exactly a week ago that news broke about the seriousness of St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright's elbow soreness. He just underwent Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire season.

Manager Bruce Bochy stressed that the decision to have Cain skip his next start is a cautious move.

"He felt a little soreness there after his last outing and had a little inflammation," Bochy said. "We're going to let it calm down. He's going to miss a start."

Cain had an MRI taken on the elbow today and the good news is that there was no structural damage seen.

He has been relatively injury-free during his 9-year career.

Cain ranks fifth in the majors in total pitches thrown (13,817) and sixth in innings (214.2 per season).

Right-hander Ryan Vogelsong will take Cain’s place on the mound tomorrow against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.


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