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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Padres Injury Update: Andrew Cashner, Cameron Maybin, Tommy Medica

By on 6/03/2014 07:15:00 AM

Padres outfielders Cameron Maybin and Tommy Medica were still considered day to day on Monday after sustaining leg injuries during San Diego’s series against the White Sox.

Medica, who left in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game with a strained quad, was available to pinch hit Monday and did not reach base. This season, he has a slash of .286/.327/.571 with 3 home runs and 49 RBI.

Outfielder Cameron Maybin wasn’t in Sunday’s starting lineup and did not hit in the final game of the Padres’ three-game series against the White Sox. He did pinch hit for the pitcher in game one of the three-game series against the Pirates Monday and got a base hit.

Maybin left Saturday’s 4-2 victory with tightness in his right calf. Bud Black said it had been bothering him for days, according to Corey Brock of

"Cam is doing a little better, but he's still a little sore," Black said. "So we're going to try and be cautious with this."

Maybin missed the first 25 games of the 2014 season while rehabbing from a ruptured left biceps he suffered in Spring Training. This season he has a line of .303/.333/.449 with 1 home run, 1 RBI, 4 walks, 15 strikeouts, and a 783 OPS in 28 games.

In 2013, Maybin appeared in just 14 games hitting for a slash of .157/.232/.235 with 1 home run, 5 RBI, 4 walks, 9 strikeouts, and a .467 OPS.

Andrew Cashner of the Padres is on track to return form the disabled list this weekend after throwing 65 pitches in a simulated game at Petco Park on Monday afternoon, according to Will Laws of

Black said that Cashner threw the ball well and continues to improve his health after injuring his right-elbow.

"He was turning the ball loose, fastball was good, and he threw all of his pitches," Black said to Laws.

"He's not that far removed from a Major League game. If he feels good and ready to go, knowing Cash, he'll be honest with us. I don't think another [rehab] game will be needed."

Cashner will likely pitch against the Nationals this weekend if there aren’t any setbacks in his recovery. Laws says Cashner has modified his slider grip, because of the suspicion it caused the elbow issue.

Cashner, 27, has had a prodigious season as he has a 2.35 ERA in 57.1 innings pitched with 47 strikeouts and 12 walks. He has a 1.20 WHIP, but has a 2-5 win/loss record.

In 2013, Cashner finally looked like the top prospect he has been throughout his professional career posting a 3.09 ERA in 175 innings pitched while striking out 128 and walking 47. He had an impressive 1.13 WHIP and WAR of 2.4.

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