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Giants' Matt Cain to have rehab start for River Cats at Raley Field on Monday

San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain, pitching during spring training in March, is scheduled to start for the Sacramento River Cats on Monday at Raley Field.
San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain, pitching during spring training in March, is scheduled to start for the Sacramento River Cats on Monday at Raley Field. jvillegas@sacbee.com

Giants pitcher Matt Cain is scheduled to make a rehab start for the River Cats against the Fresno Grizzlies at 7:05 p.m. Monday at Raley Field, continuing his attempt to return to the major leagues.

Cain, 30, a three-time World Series champion and three-time All-Star, hasn’t started a big-league game since July 9 after undergoing surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow. He strained an elbow tendon in his final spring training start.

Cain, who has spent his entire career with the Giants, pitched a perfect game against the Houston Astros in 2012, a season in which he won a career-high 16 games. He has a lifetime win-loss record of 95-95 with a 3.39 earned-run average and 1,506 strikeouts.

Cain made a rehab start for Double-A Richmond on Tuesday, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk in 3 2/3 innings.

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