San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain underwent a procedure to remove a bone spur from his ankle Saturday, according to the team’s official website. Cain underwent season-ending surgery in August to remove bone spurs from his elbow.
He is expected to need two months to recover, and it is uncertain how that rehab will impact the rehab on his elbow and whether he will be ready for spring training.
Cain was limited to just 15 starts in 2014 because of injuries. He performed below expectations for the second consecutive year, going 2-7 with a 4.18 ERA with 70 strikeouts in 90 innings.
The 29-year-old Cain will enter the third year of a five-year $112.5 million contract extension he signed in 2012, which includes a club/vesting player option for 2018. He has been on the disabled list four times in the last two years after pitching at least 200 innings every year from 2007 to 2012.