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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Padres Injury Update: Andrew Cashner could return this weekend

By on 8/19/2014 04:00:00 PM

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner is expected to join the team soon and could possibly pitch sometime this weekend against the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to MLB Network Radio:

Cashner was placed on the disabled list on June 19 with inflammation his right shoulder after missing some time earlier in the year with an elbow strain. He made a rehab start last Friday with High-A Lake Elsinore, pitching two scoreless innings with three strikeouts.

The 27-year-old has flashed moments of dominance over the past two seasons with the Padres. Cashner posted a 2.36 ERA (2.83 FIP) in 12 starts this season before the injury.

San Diego’s offense has turned it around since the All-Star break, helping the team to a 17-11 record. The addition of Cashner will give the Padres a strong top three in the rotation with Tyson Ross and Ian Kennedy, as they hope to play spoiler down the stretch. 

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