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Giants righty Matt Cain has cyst removed from pitching arm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain has undergone a procedure to have a cyst removed from his upper right arm.

General manager Bobby Evans made the announcement Thursday, when Cain had the cyst removed from his throwing arm by team orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki in San Francisco. The pitcher was scheduled to return to the team's spring training facility in Scottsdale to rehab and is expected to resume throwing in about 10 days.

Cain, who had injury-shortened seasons in 2014 and 2015 after elbow surgery and arm issues, said at the start of spring training he had corrective surgery on both eyes during the offseason.

He is slated to be in San Francisco's rotation, but manager Bruce Bochy has depth and the option of using Chris Heston if needed.