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PHOENIX – Matt Cain visited the clubhouse on Monday and said his rehab work from elbow surgery is going well. He remains on track to begin his throwing program in December, which is when he usually picks up a ball for the first time.
Cain said it's nerve racking in a different way to watch the games on TV, and although he wanted to be a dugout cheerleader for last weekend's series against the Dodgers, he's cognizant that there are a lot of players on the roster who need attention in the trainer's room and it's better that he get his work done in Arizona with rehab specialist Tony Reale.
Cain also said it's fun to be a fan and watch things he doesn't normally see, like the commercials. (I'm assuming he is talking about the players' promo spots and not the mini wingman ads.)
Mostly, Cain said he enjoys watching Jake Peavy show so much fire while filling in for him. Peavy, when he was with the San Diego Padres, shaded a young Cain in many pitching duels.
"This was what I expected when we got him to fill my spot," Cain said, smiling. "I've seen him way too much from up close."