Since the All-Star break, Padres’ fans finally have something to cheer about with the offense finally coming to life, but they are about to get more good news as pitcher Andrew Cashner is set to make his first rehab start this Friday.
It is being reported by Padres.com Corey Brock that Cashner, whose been on the disabled list since June 21 with right shoulder soreness, will make his first rehab start with the Class-A Lake Elsinore Storm.
This was Cashner’s second stint on the DL this year when he missed the month of May with elbow soreness. Cashner was cleared of arm problems before the All-Star break, but the bullpen sessions were cut short for five days when he developed tightness in his neck.
According to Padres’ manager Bud Black, Cashner will throw between 30-40 pitches in his first rehabilitation start but it is undermined how long it will take before he makes his way back into the Padres’ rotation.
Despite Cashner’s 2-6 record, his 2.36 ERA reflects the struggles the Padres’ had in scoring runs for him. Even though the Padres’ have not been mathematically eliminated from the post season, expect the club to take precautions with Cashner the rest of the season to ensure his health for next season.