Giants RHP Matt Cain has cyst removed in throwing arm

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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain had a cyst removed in his throwing arm but is expected to resume throwing in the next 10 days, the team announced.

Giants general manager Bobby Evans told reporters that Cain had the cyst drained earlier in spring training. Cain was slated to throw batting practice before having his arm checked out.

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The right-handed pitcher is coming off a season in which he went 2–4 with a 5.79 ERA while dealing with arm issues.

The Giants could consider Clayton Blackburn or Chris Heston for a spot in the starting rotation if Cain is expected to miss time.

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