MIAMI -- After the four-day All-Star break, manager Bruce Bochy had plenty of updates during his pre-game media session. They weren't positive.

Matt Cain was wearing a sleeve on his right arm and Bochy said the right-hander's "elbow has been cranky at times going back to spring training." Cain was the No. 2 starter in the first half, but will take the ball fifth in the second half. Bochy said Cain threw Thursday and felt fine.

"Right now, he's scheduled to go (Tuesday in Philadelphia)," Bochy said. "He should be good to go."

Cain has had a sore arm before and has bone chips in the elbow that Bochy said can sometimes move around a bit. Cain was also wearing the thin sleeve last Sunday, the day Bochy revealed his revamped rotation. Asked Friday if anything was bothering him, Cain said he was fine.

"I'm feeling like I'm feeling," he said.

There are concerns with the lineup, too. Marco Scutaro was out of the starting lineup because of a stiff neck. The injury is new and not related to Scutaro's bad back. Scutaro has been in the lineup just once in four games since being activated last Friday, but Bochy expected to have him available as a pinch-hitter for the series opener with the Miami Marlins.

The Giants don't expect to have Angel Pagan back for a while. Pagan still is not swinging a bat, Bochy said, and is only running and doing other conditioning work at the team's facility in Scottsdale. Pagan is still recovering from an epidural in his lower back and is unlikely to play anytime this month.


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There was one bit of good news Friday: Pitching coach Dave Righetti was released from the hospital after an overnight stay in Las Vegas. The team flight to Miami had to be diverted Thursday morning because Righetti was feeling vertigo-like symptoms. The Giants stopped in Las Vegas for 45 minutes and Righetti was taken for tests. Because he is unable to fly, Righetti will miss the entire road trip.