Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that right-hander Matt Cain is scheduled to make his 2015 regular-season debut Thursday afternoon in the Giants’ series finale against the Marlins.
Cain underwent elbow surgery last August and ankle surgery last September. The 30-year-old right-hander entered spring training this February with a clean bill of health, but a right flexor tendon strain put him on the disabled list just before Opening Day and he’s just now getting back from that.
Cain registered a 4.19 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on his four-game minor league rehab assignment.
Tim Lincecum will be placed on the disabled list with a forearm bruise to open a rotation spot.