by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (2:05 am ET) Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner tossed another quality start Tuesday against the Giants, his third in a row. Despite his solid outing, Cashner earned a no-decision in a 5-4 loss.
Cashner scattered 10 hits, letting in three runs in 6 2/3 innings. He actually exited the game in line for a loss, as the Padres went down 3-2 in the seventh inning, before battling back in the eighth.
Cashner struck out six batters in the outing, matching his high for the season, while walking just one. He threw 67 of 107 pitches for strikes, while raising his ERA to 3.56.
Cashner is set to make his next start Sunday against the Dodgers.
Padres will get creative with Andrew Cashner's innings
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (6/18/2013) Padres manager Bud Black told Mighty 1090 Sports Radio Tuesday that while the team hopes to keep Andrew Cashner limited to about "150-ish" innings this season, they're going to try and "limit his innings as best we can."
In other words, the Padres will get creative with pushing starts back a day, taking advantage of the All-Star break or simply skipping starts so they won't have to shut Cashner down at a certain point.
So far this season, Cashner has thrown 71 2/3 innings (sporting a 3.52 ERA and 1.19 WHIP). He has gone six innings or more in his last seven starts, and has thrown 100-plus pitches in his last four. While his strikeouts are down from previous seasons, Cashner's ERA and WHIP are both markedly below career levels.
With Cashner probably missing starts later this summer, and not being shut down in the traditional sense, there's not really a sell-high opportunity here. In fact, he might be a bit of a bargain if an owner is fearing a Strasburg-style shutdown instead of some skipped starts and creative rotation tinkering. For now, consider Cashner a solid option with a bit more value in Points leagues, where he can be used as a RP.
Andrew Cashner silences Braves in win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (6/12/2013) Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner did a terrific job keeping the ball on the ground Tuesday, in a 3-2 win over the Braves.
Cashner registered 14 of his 24 outs via the groundball in the start, while also striking out five batters in eight innings of work. He allowed two runs on six hits and a walk.
Cashner has tossed two quality starts in a row, and has gone at least six innings in each of his last seven. Cashner is 5-3 on the season, with a 3.52 ERA.
The Giants are up next for Cashner on the schedule, as he is set to take the mound to open a three-game series in San Francisco Monday.
Andrew Cashner working deeper into games
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (6/11/2013) Padres starter Andrew Cashner has gone at least six innings in his last six outings.
Cashner has alternated between reliever and starter in his career, and this stretch marks his best run as a starter in the majors. Cashner said going deeper into games is all about getting ahead in the count, which was something he wanted to work on this year, according to MLB.com.
Cashner has a 3.68 ERA and a 4.24 FIP in 63 2/3 innings this season/his next start is Tuesday against the Braves.
Andrew Cashner surrenderes three runs Thursday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (6/7/2013) Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner held the Rockies to three earned runs on seven hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out for but did not record a decision in the extra-innings game.
Cashner has made it through at least six innings in each of his last six starts, though Thursday's quality start was his first in his last three games. He brings a 4-3 record and 3.68 ERA into Tuesday's home start against the Braves.
Cashner has not pitched since May 30. He is 3-1 with a 3.24 ERA in his last five starts. He has allowed eight runs and nine hits in four innings pitched at Coors Field in his career.
Is Andrew Cashner worth the trouble?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/31/2013) I get that as a reliever, the Padres' Andrew Cashner consistently hit 100 mph with his fastball, and that's pretty special. I get that as a starter, he still throws plenty hard enough. But clearly, he's not dominating.
It's not like he's getting hit all over the yard, but his strikout rate of 6.7 per nine innings certainly doesn't live up to the hype. He's just not fooling hitters the way he did in relief.
Maybe there's something to that. Most pitchers with 100-mph heat throw relatively straight fastballs, and a straight 96-mph offering isn't a big deal for a major-league hitter. His secondary arsenal may also be to blame. His slider has lost velocity this year, and according to PitchFX data, it's now doing him more harm than good.
That's not to say Cashner isn't useful in Fantasy, particularly if you can slot him at RP. But he may not be your ace in the hole, so to speak.
Andrew Cashner downed by long ball
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/30/2013) Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner allowed solo home runs in the second, third and sixth innings of a 7-1 loss to the Mariners Thursday. He gave up four runs on seven hits in six innings, with four strike outs. It was the second straight start he did not allow a walk.
Cashner (4-3) took the loss and his ERA rose to 3.65. He next starts Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Andrew Cashner earns fourth win with season-high 102 pitches
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/26/2013) Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner secured his fourth win of the season Saturday night by holding the Diamondbacks to four earned runs on nine hits in six-plus innings of work, striking out five.
Cashner pitched to one batter in the seventh inning before being removed after 102 pitches, his highest pitch count of the year. He's 3-0 in his last four starts.
Cashner takes a 3.38 ERA into Thursday's start in San Diego against the Mariners.
Andrew Cashner Ks six in winning effort
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner struck out six and turned in an effective outing as he picked up his third win of the season Sunday afternoon against the Nationals.
Cashner (3-2), who made his sixth start of the season, served up a two-run home run to Ryan Zimmerman in the fourth. The right-hander was charged with three runs and seven hits over 6 2/3 innings of work. He walked one and threw 97 pitches. It was his fourth straight start with 90-plus pitches.
Cashner has allowed just five runs over his last three starts (21 1/3 innings). He is scheduled to make his next start Saturday at Arizona. He went 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in four appearances (two starts) against the Diamondbacks last season.
Where are the whiffs for Andrew Cashner?
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) With a 2.51 ERA since joining the rotation, it is hard to complain about what Padres starter Andrew Cashner has been doing recently. He has gone at least six innings in three of his five starts, and has yet to top 100 pitches despite reaching the eighth inning in his last two.
Despite his solid run, I'm not entirely sold on the fireballer's success. We were initially excited about Cashner joining the rotation because his big fastball was likely to lead to big strikeout numbers, but that has not been the case; he has just 18 strikeouts in 28 2/3 innings of work. Cashner has done a good job improving his control as a starter and he has maintained a solid groundball ratio, but without strikeouts, it is hard to say this is sustainable.
Cashner has been fortunate to have a .247 batting average on balls in play since joining the rotation. Once that comes back to Earth, his numbers are going to look much worse.
One of two things is likely to happen before long; Cashner's electric stuff is going to start generating more whiffs or his ERA is going to rise. Just know that his current success does not look sustainable.
Andrew Cashner finds formula to pitch deep into games
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner made it through 7 1/3 innings for a second straight start Tuesday at Baltimore and needed only 77 pitches to make it through seven innings. Cashner has worked at least six innings in three of his last four starts.
"I think a big thing for me this year is not trying to air it out," Cashner said, per MLB.com. "I'm not trying to throw 100 mph."
Cashner is averaging 95 mph on his fastball after averaging 98 mph last season. He's also been able to decrease the velocity in his changeup from 87.4 mph to 85.7 mph.
"When you back off a pitch, [that] doesn't mean you're going to have better control with it," Padres pitching coach Darren Balsley said. "But a workload for a starter, if you're going to throw 100 pitches every five days, your velocity is probably going to go down a couple miles an hour."
Andrew Cashner working deeper into games
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner turned in his second straight quality start on Tuesday night against the Orioles. He allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits over 7 1/3 innings of work.
The right-hander surrendered a solo homer to Ryan Flaherty in the third for the only damage over his first seven frames. Then in the eighth, he issued a one-out walk and a single before an error allowed the run to score.
Cashner was done after throwing 91 pitches, 56 for strikes, and left in line for the loss but his teammates were able to battle back to tie the game. He also struck out three and walked one in the no-decision.
His next start is scheduled for Sunday against the Nationals.
Andrew Cashner striking out fewer batters
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Padres starter Andrew Cashner is working with a reduced strikeout rate this season.
A large chunck of that comes from Cashner's conversion to starter. Most pitchers show a slightly reduced strikeout rate in the rotation than they do in the bullpen. During his career as a starter, Cashner's strikeout rate is a full strikeout lower, from 8.81 per nine innings to 7.83 per nine innings. It's fallen slightly lower this year, settling at 7.04.
Even with fewer strikeouts, Cashner has been effective. In 30 2/3 innings, he has a 3.23 ERA and a 3.83 FIP. He could be a breakout candidate if he's able to finally stay healthy.
Andrew Cashner pushed back to Tuesday
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Padres manager Bud Black announced some adjustments to the rotation on Wednesday.
Burch Smith will be called up to start Saturday against the Rays with Eric Stults to go the following day in Sunday's series finale.
Andrew Cashner, who was originally scheduled to pitch Saturday, will start Tuesday's series opener against the Orioles.
Andrew Cashner cruises past Marlins
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner did not have much issue getting past the Marlins Monday night. Cashner, who was making his fourth start, limited Miami to four hits over his 7 1/3 innings.
He did not surrender his first hit until the third inning and was able to retire 13 of the final 16 batters he faced.
The right-hander was pulled after throwing 97 pitches, 55 for strikes, with one out in the eighth and finished with four strikeouts and three walks.
Cashner (2-2) will face the Rays in Tampa Bay Saturday.
Andrew Cashner should bounce back
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Padres starter Andrew Cashner's most recent start was a good example of his downside, as the flamethrower walked four batters and had just one strikeout in four innings, while allowing four earned runs. In his first two starts, however, he had 10 strikeouts and just two walks combined. Which Cashner are Fantasy owners likely to get in Week 6 (May 6-12)?
Al Melchior has Cashner ranked just outside of the top 50 in his Week 6 Pitching Forecaster, as he gets set to take on Miami and Tampa Bay in the upcoming scoring period. The Rays are not a great offense, but they will at least put up a fight against Cashner. You can not say the same about the Marlins, who rank a distant 30th in runs scored per game, at a measly 2.73.
Cashner's huge strikeout potential alone makes him an intriguing Fantasy option. When facing a two-start week and the Marlins' league-worst offense, you almost have to get him active in most mixed-league Fantasy formats.
Lefty-heavy lineup hurts Andrew Cashner
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner said the wildness he showed Wednesday against the Cubs did not stem from facing Chicago for the first time since it selected him with its top pick in the 2008 MLB Draft. The right-hander, who was dealt to San Diego in January 2012, had trouble with his command from the beginning and gave up runs in Chicago's first four innings.
"I was bad. I didn't command my fastball very well," he said. "When I was missing it was just off the plate instead of going after guys. It felt like I was fighting the whole time. I never really got in a groove out there and didn't really execute very well."
Cashner allowed five runs total (four earned) and six hits while walking four batters as he struggled against a Cubs' lineup that featured several left-handed hitters that prevented him from mixing in his secondary pitches. He struck out one over four innings -- his lowest total in three starts this season.
"When you have seven left-handers in a lineup you can't keep pumping fastballs," Chicago manager Dale Sveum said. "That's why I always say the importance of having left-handed bats against right-handed pitching is it's just hard to go through left-handed bats."
Cashner's next start is Monday against Miami, which will be without slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton in the lineup.
Andrew Cashner looks good as a starter
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner looks likely to remain in the rotation moving forward, which makes him worth picking up in plenty of Fantasy formats. Cashner is well known for his struggles controlling his overpowering stuff, but his track record as a starter continues to impress.
Cashner has made eight starts in his major-league career, and has 35 strikeouts and just six walks in 34 2/3 innings. He has struggled to get deep into games, but there is plenty to like about his upside, thanks to a fastball he consistently pumps into the high-90's.
The Padres are still stretching his arm out after starting in the bullpen, but he needed just 83 pitches to finish six innings Friday. He is averaging 95.7 miles per hour on his fastball in two starts, and has picked up 14 swinging strikes on 79 pitches. Cashner can rack up huge strikeout totals in little time. If he can sustain this improved control as a starter, "the sky is the limit", as pitching coach Darren Balsley told reporters.
Cashner is owned in just 37 percent of CBSSports.com Fantasy leagues, but that number should continue to creep up in coming weeks. For good reason.
Andrew Cashner likely to stick around
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Earlier this week, Padres manager Bud Black said pitcher Andrew Cashner could keep a spot in the rotation with a strong performance during his second start Friday against San Francisco. Cashner emphatically answered the challenge, permitting just one run on a wild pitch over six strong innings for his first win of the season.
"The ability to make pitches when you need to ... that was great to see," Black said after the game. "Today was another steppingstone. Let's continue on that path with Cash."
"He's getting better and better," San Diego pitching coach Darren Balsley said. "He hasn't reached his ceiling. When he starts rolling, the sky is the limit."
The right-hander retired the last 12 batters he faced and finished with five strikeouts for the second straight outing. In his two starts, he is averaging a strikeout per inning -- a success he credits to the development of his off-speed pitches mixed in with his overpowering fastball that can reach the mid- to high-90s.
"I wasn't making pitches at the beginning of the game but I started settling in," said Cashner, who owns a 3.17 ERA in eight career starts. "I think in the last two years I've polished my changeup. My breaking ball is getting better, and I found my changeup later in the game. Everything is finally coming together."
Andrew Cashner keeps Giants in check
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner enjoyed his best outing of the season as he picked up his first win of the season Friday night at home against the Giants.
Cashner, who made his second start of the season, surrendered a run in the first inning on a wild pitch. The right-hander was charged with one run and five hits in six innings of work in a 2-1 victory. He struck out five and walked one in 83 pitches, 52 strikes as he improved his ERA to 3.26.
Cashner is expected to make his next start Wednesday on the road against the Cubs. He has allowed two runs and four hits over four innings of work against his former club. The 26-year-old is 0-6 with a 4.34 ERA in his career away from Petco Park.
Andrew Cashner getting another start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Padres manager Bud Black said during a radio interview with 1090 AM in San Diego pitcher Andrew Cashner will start Friday against the Giants. Cashner, who made his first start Saturday, is projected to throw 80-90 pitches, Black said.
Black added Cashner could keep a spot in the rotation if he performs well. Cashner allowed two runs on two hits and a walk in four innings Saturday against the Giants. He struck out five.
Andrew Cashner might be more than spot starter
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) The plan all along for Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner, who lost out on the final spot in the rotation to Tyson Ross during spring training, was to demote the right-hander to the minors to stretch out when the time came for him to join the rotation. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear Ross' shoulder injury will afford Cashner or the Padres that luxury.
"In April, it's too early to say if he's going into the rotation or not," manager Bud Black said prior to Cashner's spot start Saturday for the ill Clayton Richard.
Well, Black might not have said Cashner is in the rotation, but the team's actions seem to indicate it. San Diego allowed Cashner to pitch four innings and stretch out to a season-high 65 pitches Saturday. Also, the Padres recalled a long reliever -- Thad Weber -- to take Ross' roster spot, which is obviously Cashner's role.
If you are hesitant about taking a flier on Cashner because you are unsure about his role, I wouldn't be too concerned. It seems he's on track to join the rotation. I'd be more concerned about a potential lack of wins since the Padres aren't doing a very good job of scoring runs this season.
Andrew Cashner yields two runs in losing effort
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner suffered his first loss of the season in a spot start Saturday against the Giants.
Cashner, who had been a long reliever this season, was called upon to make a start in place of Clayton Richard. It was his seventh big-league start in four seasons. The 26-year-old served up a two-run home run to Pablo Sandoval in the fourth for his only damage of the night. The right-hander was charged with two runs and two hits in four innings of work. He also struck out five and walked one in 65 pitches, 39 strikes.
The Padres have not announced their rotation plans, though Richard is expected to be ready for his next turn in the rotation.
Andrew Cashner expected to make spot start Saturday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner is expected to make a spot start in place of Clayton Richard (illness) Saturday night against the Giants, according to U-T San Diego.
Cashner, who is hoping to get another shot at the rotation, allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings in two appearances against the Giants last season. He has surrendered four runs and seven hits in 9 1/3 innings as a reliever this season.
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013)Andrew Cashner was hoping to get another shot at the Padres' rotation after a promising, but brief cameo last season. So far, however, he has been relegated to a bullpen role through the first two weeks of the season. And the results have not been promising.
After walking three and needing 37 pitches in 1 1/3 innings against the Dodgers Tuesday, Cashner is sitting on a 3.86 ERA in five appearances. Cashner has nine strikeouts in 9 1/3 innings, but has also walked six batters, to bump his WHIP up to 1.39.
Worse, Cashner is showing little of the efficiency a pitcher would need to get deep into games as a starter. Cashner is averaging 17.7 pitches per inning in his relief role, a pace that would have him hitting the century mark before he gets out of the sixth inning.
The Padres would probably like to get Cashner -- and his high-90s fastball -- into the rotation, but he is not making a great case for himself. Most teams are loath to rely on starters with control issues, so Cashner will need to shore up that part of his game before he can get into the rotation and really make an impact for Fantasy owners.
Andrew Cashner worth a bench spot
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/11/2013) This season hasn't played out exactly like Andrew Cashner owners would have hoped. On draft day, we were thinking that Cashner would be starting for the Padres, slotted in at relief pitcher in Points formats while accruing a starter's stats.
Instead, Cashner has pitched 6 1/3 innings over three games out of the bullpen. Although his 4.26 ERA is far from pretty, he has a healthy 1.11 WHIP and has struck out a batter per inning. More importantly, Cashner looks like a lock to join the rotation at some point (my guess is by May 15), with Tyson Ross and Eric Stults his main roadblocks.
Owned in 30 percent of leagues, it may be tempting to cut Cashner for the hot would-be closer or a two-start pitcher off the wire. But once he gets in the rotation, Cashner will be a great source of strikeouts, while sporting a decent ratio, in a park that is pitcher-friendly, despite the fences moving in. At the very least, he's contributing from the bullpen while we all wait.
Andrew Cashner likely to start in 2013
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Though Andrew Cashner has opened the season in the Padres' bullpen, the team envisions the right-hander as a starting pitcher, according to MLB.com.
Cashner returning to the rotation in 2013 is likely, even if the team has to send him back to the minors to stretch out, which is what he did in 2012.
"I don't know. That's been the plan that's been told to me, but anything can happen during the season," Cashner said. "I'm just looking forward to the opportunity to pitch."
Andrew Cashner scoreless in season debut
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner made his season debut on Wednesday night against the Mets. He came on for starter Clayton Richard in the fifth inning an allowed an inherited runner to score.
The right-hander was solid after that as he worked 2 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up just one hit while striking out two. He also walked one while throwing 42 pitches, 24 for strikes.
Cashner did not factor into the 8-4 loss.
Andrew Cashner sent to bullpen -- for now
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/30/2013) After lagging behind during the spring because of a thumb injury, Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner will open the season in the bullpen, MLB.com reports.
San Diego manager Bud Black confirmed Tyson Ross will serve as the No. 5 starter in the rotation, but the team still envisions Cashner as a starter in the future.
Cashner, who will slot as the Padres' long reliever, was limited to just four Cactus League games because of the thumb issue and exceeded three innings only once while compiling a 3.60 ERA.
Andrew Cashner throws four strong innings
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner went four strong innings as he fights for the fifth starter spot.
Cashner allowed three hits and two runs. He struck out four. Cashner faced one batter in the fifth, but was replaced after giving up a double. That runner scoreed after Cashner left the game. He faced 17 hitters in the start.
The biggest question with Cashner is going deep into games. He’s been limited by a thumb injury this spring. If he has the stamina, he’ll begin the year as the club’s fifth starter.
Andrew Cashner trying to lock down starting spot
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner will attempt to solidify his role in the team’s rotation Tuesday.
Cashner will get the start against the Giants, and could win the fifth spot in the rotation based on how he performs. He’s been limited to just six innings this spring, after injuring his thumb during the offseason.
Cashner is building up his arm strength this spring, and only went 2 2/3 innings in his last start. If he can build up his arm strength, Cashner would be the likely candidate for the fifth spot in the rotation, according to CBSSports.com's Scott Miller. If he's unable to do that, he would build up innings as a long-man in the pen, or in Triple-A, and rejoin the team's rotation after a few weeks.
Andrew Cashner makes third appearance of Cactus League
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/20/2013) Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner appeared in his third outing of the Cactus League Wednesday against the Giants. He allowed a run on three hits over 2 2/3 innings. The right-hander also struck out four and walked one while throwing 58 pitches, 36 for strikes.
Cashner, who underwent offseason thumb surgery after a hunting accident, could begin the year on the disabled list.
The 26-year-old has a 3.00 ERA over six innings this spring.
Andrew Cashner eyeing opening day
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/15/2013) Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has been playing catch-up in the spring trying to get ready for opening day after undergoing offseason surgery on his thumb.
He continues to make progress, though it is not yet clear whether he will be ready by the time the season begins. Cashner looked solid in his Cactus League outing Friday against the Dodgers, as he was efficient enough to last longer than his two scheduled innings. He reached his 35-pitch limit after 2 1/3 innings, having allowed a run.
"It was good to get up and go out there the third time," Cashner told U-T San Diego after the outing. "It felt good today. The ball came out easy and that was a real positive. My timing was just off a bit."
Cashner struck out a pair of batters and allowed one walk and three hits and reportedly was working in his usual high-90's range. Manager Bud Black was noncommittal about the possibility of Cashner being ready for opening day but was pleased with his progress nonetheless.
“We’ll see,” Black said. "Will he be ready? Let’s let him perform and hold his stuff, make sure his thumb, shoulder and lat are not an issue. Cash was good today. He had a good tempo to his delivery. The ball came out good. This is more like what a starter needs to do in San Diego.”
Cashner makes spring debut
(3/10/2013) Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner made his Cactus League debut on Sunday against the Cubs after undergoing offseason thumb surgery. The right-hander worked a perfect frame, striking out one of the three batters he faced. "We didn't see any sign of thumb (trouble) which he has shown through all of his workouts," manager Bud Black said. "It hasn't been bothering him at all. It was encouraging."
Cashner is 'close' to returning
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/7/2013) Padres relief pitcher Andrew Cashner, who is recovering from offseason thumb surgery, threw live batting practice Thursday, according to MLB.com. "The ball was coming out of his hand great," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He's close." According to a report earlier in the week from U-T San Diego, Cashner could make his first Cactus League appearance as early as next week.
Cashner looking to spring debut
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/5/2013) Padres relief pitcher Andrew Cashner, who is recovering from offseason thumb surgery, could make his first Cactus League appearance as early as next week, U-T San Diego reports. Cashner needed surgery after suffering a lacerated tendon in his right (throwing) thumb following a hunting accident last December, which has limited his workload this spring. Despite the setback, he has repeatedly stated he would be ready for the start of the regular season.
Cashner vows to be ready
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/25/2013)U-T San Diego reports Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner, who is recovering from December thumb surgery, reiterated again Monday his intentions to be ready by the start of the season. "Like I've said all along, I will be ready to start on opening day," he said.
Cashner nearing mound work
(2/22/2013) MLB.com reports Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner should be able to throw off a mound by the end of next week. The right-hander has yet to do so after undergoing surgery to repair a lacerated tendon in his right thumb in December. "Cash is doing great. He's champing at the bit. He feels as though he's ready for [throwing off the mound], but medically, there's some healing properties that have to take place with the thumb," manager Bud Black said Friday. "But he's getting close. Our doctors and our medical staff feel comfortable where he is. Hopefully it's next week."
Cashner still eyeing opening day
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (2/14/2013) Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner remains hopeful of being ready for the start of the regular season, although he is not scheduled to start throwing bullpen sessions until March 1, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Cashner is recovering from a lacerated tendon in the thumb of his pitching hand. I feel like Im ready to go, Cashner said. Im playing catch every other day. Theyre still being cautious, but I dont see why I wont be ready to start the season with the Padres.
Cashner making nice progress
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/9/2013) San Diego pitcher Andrew Cashner is reportedly ahead of schedule in his recovery from offseason thumb surgery, reports MLB.com on Saturday. Cashner is three months out of the surgery and could be cleared for work on a mound by the beginning of March.