SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Cain was scratched from his scheduled start against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night after cutting the tip of his right index finger while making a sandwich in the clubhouse kitchen. The cut, which happened after batting practice, didn't require stitches, but kept Cain from taking the mound because it occurred at a spot where Cain releases pitches from his hand.

Manager Bruce Bochy said the cut isn't deep but is poorly placed. Cain dropped a knife and cut himself when he went to grab it again.

"It should close up in a couple of days," Bochy said. "He should be fine."

Cain is expected to make his next start. The right-hander has been on the disabled list just once in his 10-year career. He missed two starts last season after getting hit on the right forearm by a line drive. Prior to that injury, Cain had made 261 starts without going down to an injury.

Cain is 0-3 with a 4.35 ERA this season. He was replaced by Yusmeiro Petit, the club's long reliever. Petit has a 3.68 ERA in eight relief appearances this season.

This isn't the first kitchen injury for a member of the staff. Left-hander Jeremy Affeldt landed on the DL in September, 2011 when he cut himself separating frozen hamburger patties.



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