The Giants announced on Monday evening the activation of pitcher Matt Cain from the 15-day disabled list. The club optioned pitcher Chris Stratton to Triple-A Sacramento. Cain gets the start on Monday night against the Brewers, opposing Chase Anderson.
Cain had been on the disabled list since late May due to a strained right hamstring suffered while throwing a pitch. Prior to the injury, he had compiled a 5.20 ERA with a 38/13 K/BB ratio in 53 2/3 innings.
Stratton made three relief appearances, allowing one run on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts.
CHICAGO — Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining the slugger for a pivotal season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.
The White Sox had dropped a season-high five in a row heading into the weekend set, falling out of first place in the AL Central. They are hoping to get back on track heading into their playoff appearance since 2008, but the health of Jimenez is a concern.
Jimenez, who is batting .296 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs, was injured sliding across home in the seventh inning of Chicago’s 5-4 loss at Cleveland on Thursday. Manager Rick Renteria said the 23-year-old left fielder will need “to be off his feet” for a few days.
“There’s inflammation in there and they want to calm it down” Renteria said. “We’ll know more in a few days.”
The White Sox trailed the first-place Twins by a game heading into the series with the Cubs. They are just one ahead of the third-place Indians. The AL postseason begins on Tuesday.