Things are finally beginning to look up for the San Diego Padres. After dealing with putrid offensive production, all season, coupled with excellent pitching, just to watch injuries pile up, Andrew Cashner should be about ready to return to the big club. Cashner made his latest rehab start last night for the Lake Elsinore Storm, the High-A affiliate of the Padres.
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In 2 innings of work, Cashner didn’t allow a run, only one base hit, and struck out three. Cashner has been on the disabled list since June 24th with shoulder soreness. He had previously spent time on the DL with elbow issues, that at were first feared to possibly require Tommy John surgery. Of his 24 pitches in the contest, 19 went for strikes, which is highly effective and great sign for the right-hander. At the pace he is going, Cashner may be ready to return to the Padres by the end of August or the start of September when rosters expand.
Minor League Roster Updates:
Lake Elsinore catcher John Nester has been reassigned to the Fort Wayne Tincaps, the Padres’ Low-A affiliate. The move corresponds with the Caps placing catcher Adolfo Reina on the 7-day disabled list with concussion symptoms.