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:
Bud on Cashner: "I think he's going to meet us in LA and possibly pitch as early as this weekend."
— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) August 19, 2014
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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