The Giants reinstated Matt Cain from the disabled list Saturday, in time to make the evening start against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The right-hander will play in his first game since Aug. 22, when he was struck in the right forearm by a line drive off the bat of Gaby Sanchez.
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It was Cain's first career trip to the disabled list.
The nine-year veteran who signed an extension in April that gave him a six-year, $127.5 million contract is 8-8 with a 4.43 ERA and 140 strikeouts to 47 walks in 26 starts this year. The 4.43 ERA is a single season career high for Cain.