(5/26/2009) The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports that the Indians have a decision to make about who will start for them on Wednesday and Thursday against the Rays. Anthony Reyes and David Huff were the original starters, but Reyes is likely out for the season and Huff has a 17.55 ERA. Triple-A starters Zach Jackson, Kirk Saarloos, Tomo Ohka and Jack Cassel could be candidates for a spot start.
(9/15/2008) RHP Jack Cassel allowed one hit in three scoreless innings Sunday against the Cubs. Cassel was pitching for the first time since allowing two runs and four hits at Colorado a week earlier.
Cassel's start is postponed
(9/12/2008) Houston SP Jack Cassel was set to start Friday's game against the Cubs in Houston but Hurricane Ike has forced that game to be postponed.
Cassel enjoys breakthrough of his own
(9/8/2008)Jack Cassel lifted the Astros to a 7-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, throwing four solid innings after Wandy Rodriguez departed with a right oblique strain. "I just had this gut feeling (I'd pitch)," Cassel said. "I was happy to get in there and make the best of it."
Cassel recalled for middle relief
(9/1/2008) The Houston Astros called up five players from Triple-A Round Rock on the first day of roster expansion on Monday. The team recalled pitchers Jack Cassel, Fernando Nieve and Alberto Arias, along with catcher J.R. Towles, and purchased the contract of infielder Edwin Maysonet. Manager Cecil Cooper said Cassel and Nieve would both be used in middle relief.
Cassel sent back down Wednesday
(7/24/2008) The Astros sent pitcher Jack Cassel back to the minor leagues Wednesday.
Cassel hammered after recall
(7/22/2008) The Astros recalled SP Jack Cassel from Triple-A Round Rock to start Tuesday's game against the Pirates, but he did not deliver the wanted results. The right-hander allowed nine hits, including two homers, and five runs in 4 2/3 innings during a 8-2 loss. Freddy Sanchez hit a solo homer in the first and Nate McLouth hit a solo homer in the third. Cassel walked one and struck out two.
Cassel recalled for Tuesday's start
(7/22/2008) The Astros also recalled right-hander Jack Cassel from Triple-A Round Rock to start Tuesday's game against the Pirates. In the corresponding move, the Astros designated RHP Dave Borkowski for assignment.
Cassel favorite to start Tuesday
(7/21/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that SP Jack Cassel is the favorite to get called up for Houston's start Tuesday against the Pirates. The other option, Chris Sampson, appears to be out of the picture. "For me, he's a no-no," manager Cecil Cooper said of Sampson, who made a spot start before the break in place of Roy Oswalt and was lit up for three runs on three hits Sunday in relief.
Sampson, Cassel emergency options
(7/1/2008) Astros ace Roy Oswalt was hopeful he could make his next start after leaving the game Monday night against the Dodgers because of a strained left hip. "I think I'll be OK," he said. "Just going to see how it feels in two days." Manager Cecil Cooper said he would wait until Thursday or Friday make a final decision on Oswalt's availability for Saturday's game. He said he would consider calling up Jack Cassel from Triple-A Round Rock or moving Chris Sampson from the bullpen to make the start if Oswalt isn't ready. "We're not going to cross that bridge until later in the week," Cooper said. "We'll think about some of those things, but we'll wait and see how it is."
Astros send Cassel to minors
(6/1/2008) The Astros optioned RHP Jack Cassel to Triple-A Round Rock and activated RHP Geoff Geary from 15-day disabled list Sunday.
Cassel brought up; Nieve sent down
(5/25/2008) The Astros optioned RHP Fernando Nieve to Triple-A Round Rock and recalled RHP Jack Cassel from Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.
Cassel sent back to Triple-A
(5/1/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that Astros RHP Jack Cassel was optioned to Class AAA Round Rock (Texas) after Wednesday's game, clearing the way for 3B Ty Wigginton to be activated on Friday. "I knew how I was limited in my time here," said Cassel, who made two starts. "I know Wiggy's down doing his rehab assignment, so essentially it was going to be a numbers game. I was pleased with how I threw the ball in the two outings and very happy I was able to get that opportunity. I'm going to go down and have the same plan -- be the first guy they call up."
Wandy to replace Cassel next week?
(4/30/2008) According to The Sports Xchange notes: LHP Wandy Rodriguez (left groin) went on the 15-day disabled list April 20. He threw a bullpen session April 26, and he pitched a simulated game April 28. He could return May 7. Jack Cassel is likely to be sent to the bullpen or the minors once Rodriguez is ready.
Cassel can't extend self for win
(4/30/2008) Astros SP Jack Cassel, making his second start of the season, allowed three runs on four hits in 4 2/3 innings Tuesday at Arizona, falling one out shy of being eligible for the win. He took a no-decision, walking two and striking out two.
Cassel impresses in start after call-up
(4/24/2008) Astros SP Jack Cassel, called up from Triple-A to make his first start of the season, gave up three runs and seven hits over five-plus innings Thursday in a 5-3 win over the Reds. Cassel struck out one and did not allow a walk.
Cassel recalled for start
(4/24/2008) The Astros designated for assignment infielder Tomas Perez and called up SP Jack Cassel to start Thursday against the Reds.
Astros need Cassel for rotation
(4/20/2008) Houston placed SP Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day DL Sunday with a strained left groin after leaving Saturday's start. The Astros purchased the contract of Tim Byrdak from Triple-A Round Rock, but GM Ed Wade said that Jack Cassel will be summoned from the minors to start Thursday's game against the Reds. "I talked to (Astros head athletic trainer) Dave Labossiere (Sunday) morning, and we're going to go ahead and put Wandy on the 15-day DL," Wade said. "(Byrdak) will be here in time for (Monday's) game, and at this point we anticipate Jack Cassel coming up from Round Rock to make the start on Thursday. Whatever roster move we have to make we'll make that day."
(3/20/2008) MLB.com reports the Astros have narrowed down the search for their fifth starting pitcher. The three remaining candidates are Woody Williams, Jack Cassel and Chris Sampson. "That could change," manager Cecil Cooper warned. "As the next week unfolds, that's how it's looking right now."
Cassel struggles in latest start
(3/15/2008) Astros P Jack Cassel allowed four runs off six hits over four innings Saturday in his latest spring start against the Indians. He struck out three hitters while walking one.
Astros might use Cassel as 5th SP
(3/12/2008) The Houston Chronicle reports that RHP Shawn Chacon is the front-runner to win the Astros' fifth starter's job, with RHPs Chris Sampson (neck), Runelvys Hernandez, Jack Cassel and LHP Mark McLemore in the mix. "I really think it will go down to the wire," GM Ed Wade said. "In fairness to the guys we have here now and to us, it behooves us to use as much time as we can to make the right decision and not to set any type of artificial deadlines. It is a legitimate competition at this point, and we have good arms in the mix."
(3/9/2008) Astros starter Jack Cassel allowed two runs (one earned) and four hits in three innings during Sunday's 3-0 spring loss to the Mets. He struck out three and did not walk a batter. "These guys were fighting a lot of stuff off," Cassel said. "It forced me to throw some breaking stuff, some off-speed (pitches) in some hitter's counts that this early in spring perhaps I'm not used to. But I was happy that I did it and I felt confident in doing it."
Astros sign FA SP Cassel
(12/17/2007) The Astros signed RHP Jack Cassel to a one-year contract.
Cassel non-tendered, becomes FA
(12/13/2007) The Padres non-tendered starting pitcher Jack Cassel and reliever Ryan Ketchner on Wednesday night, making them free agents.
Cassel can't beat Brewers
(9/28/2007) Padres starter Jack Cassel was chased after 4 2/3 innings at Milwaukee Thursday. He allowed two earned runs on four hits and one walk. He did not factor into the decision, however.
Cassel getting one final start
(9/26/2007) RHP Jack Cassel will start Thursday's game in Milwaukee. The rookie did not finish the third inning in his last start against the Colorado Rockies but did throw six shutout innings in his previous start.
Cassel gets quick hook Saturday
(9/23/2007) San Diego rookie Jack Cassel (1-1) lasted just 2 1/3 innings. He gave up three runs and six hits.
Cassel blanks Pirates through six
(9/18/2007) Padres rookie SP Jack Cassel pitched six shutout innings Monday against the Pirates for his first big league win. He was making his second career start and fourth appearance. He started in place of Justin Germano, who was skipped in the rotation because he's been struggling. The 27-year-old right-hander scattered eight hits over six innings while striking out three and walking none.
Cassel slated to pitch Monday
(9/14/2007) The Padres will skip SP Justin Germano's next scheduled start on Monday at home against Pittsburgh. Rookie right-hander Jack Cassel will take Germano's place.
Padres undecided about No. 5
(9/12/2007) The Padres haven't chosen a starter for Saturday's game against San Francisco. The candidates are RHP Jack Cassel or RHP Brett Tomko, who gave up a homer in relief Tuesday night. Apparently Clay Hensley is not in the mix.
Padres weigh No. 5 options
(9/5/2007) Jack Cassel, Brett Tomko and Clay Hensley are the Padres' top three choices as the No. 5 starter the next time it is needed Sept. 15.
Cassel out for Wednesday night
(9/4/2007) Jack Cassel will not work in Wednesday's game against Arizona, as manager Bud Black has elected to start ace Jake Peavy on three days' rest instead.
Cassel may get a start
(9/4/2007) The Padres haven't announced a starter for Wednesday's series finale against San Diego. RHP Jake Peavy might start on three days' rest, but RHP Jack Cassel (0-0, 5.19 ERA in 2 games) is another possibility, manager Bud Black said.
Cassel beats man he replaces
(9/1/2007) Jack Cassel grew up a Dodgers fan and made his first career start against them -- for the Padres Friday. Cassel, making his first big league start and second appearance, allowed three runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings. Promoted earlier in the day from Triple-A Portland, he struck out five and walked one. "I was actually thrilled when I found out that I was starting and that it would be Friday, and seeing it would be the Dodgers," said Cassel, who grew up in the Los Angeles area. "I had a lot of buddies back home in Los Angeles, they're saying, 'We're rooting for Jack Cassel but not necessarily the team.' So it was great to get this victory." He started a victorious game against the man he replaced in the Padres' rotation -- David Wells.
Cassel to start Friday vs. LAD
(8/31/2007) The Padres will call up rookie RHP Jack Cassel from Triple-A Portland to start Friday's game against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers. Padres manager Bud Black said he didn't want to upset the chemistry of his bullpen by having one of its members to start the game. Cassel was already scheduled to be called up from the minors on Saturday, Black said.
RP Cassel sent back to minors
(8/13/2007) The Padres sent reliever Jack Cassel back to the minor leagues.
Padres bring up P Cassel
(8/10/2007) The San Diego Padres placed righty reliever Doug Brocail on the bereavement list and put outfielder Scott Hairston on the 15-day disabled list Friday. To fill the spots, San Diego recalled left-hander Joe Thatcher and purchased the contract of righty Jack Cassel from Triple-A Portland.
Padres make some minor cuts
(3/18/2007) The Padres optioned LHP Sean Thompson to Triple-A Portland and reassigned LHP Erick Burke, RHP Jack Cassel, C Nick Hundley and C Justin Hatcher to minor-league camp.