Cain's elbow feeling better after throwing

Cain's elbow feeling better after throwing

Cain's elbow feeling better after throwing
PHOENIX -- Continuing what he and the Giants hope is a smooth recovery from inflammation in his throwing elbow, right-hander Matt Cain reported no discomfort Saturday after playing catch for about eight minutes.

"It definitely feels better," Cain said.

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Cain was scratched from his last scheduled start and will miss another Tuesday. But when asked whether he'll be able to amass enough Cactus League innings to be ready on time for the regular season, San Francisco's No. 3 starter replied, "We're not worried about that."

Cain said that he threw at a distance of approximately 60 feet on flat ground to Taira Uematsu, a member of the Giants' support staff. Asked how freely he threw, Cain said, "I was letting it go." Should Cain feel fine Sunday, he said he'll likely try throwing at 90 feet and, to simulate throwing off a mound ever so slightly, might ask Uematsu to squat into a catcher's crouch.

In another injury-related development, center fielder Andres Torres (left side) reported no ill effects after ending his inactivity with a 4 1/2-inning stint Friday night against the Dodgers. The switch-hitting Torres is remaining cautious, however, by refraining from batting right-handed. In that instance, his left side would be his front side and thus subject to more physical stress.

"I don't want to do anything crazy," Torres said.