Giants being cautious with Cain, Romo

Starter easing in after surgery; reliever feeling shoulder soreness

Giants being cautious with Cain, Romo

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Giants right-handers Matt Cain and Sergio Romo skipped their scheduled throwing sessions Thursday for precautionary reasons.

Mindful of future workout schedules, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Cain would throw his first bullpen session Friday, delaying it by one day. Bochy mentioned that Cain, who underwent surgery on his throwing elbow in August for removal of bone spurs and chips, wasn't quite ready to begin throwing every other day, as pitchers typically do early in Spring Training.

Bochy said that Romo informed him and the Giants coaching staff upon reporting to camp that he was experiencing slight soreness in his throwing shoulder.

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"We'll back off him a little bit," Bochy said. "We don't see it as a major setback."

Romo, who turns 32 on March 4, experienced mild arm-related problems in previous years but has pitched at least 64 games in each of the previous five seasons.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.