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Rotation chaos: the Cubs place Andrew Cashner, Randy Wells on the DL

Apr 6, 2011, 12:01 PM EDT

Andrew Cashner

Bad news from Wrigley: Cubs starter Andrew Cashner left the game yesterday with shoulder stiffness. Today the team revealed that he is suffering from a mild strain of his right rotator cuff.  We figured something would happen with him today. More surprising is that Randy Wells, who threw six innings of one-run ball in Monday’s win over the Diamondbacks, was also placed on the disabled list today with a strained right forearm.

The team said that each pitcher will be evaluated in about ten days or so.  In the meantime there is a fairly big hole in the Cubs’ rotation.  Wells and Cashner’s slots come up in the rotation again on Sunday and Tuesday, respectively. They’ll have to call up someone by then.

I’m assuming, however, that they won’t be calling Carlos Silva unless two or three more starters are hit by a bus. And even then they may just ask Starlin Castro to pitch because he’s full of awesome sauce.

  1. AK47 - Apr 6, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Just have Castro pitch FROM the shortstop position, he’s so awesome he could probably do it.

  2. cur68 - Apr 6, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Starlin Castro has a great arm. He thinks it’s better than it is, though. I watched that guy let Diamondback runners cruise to half a foot form the bag before he decided to whip it on over to his 1st baseman. Mind you when he finished double clutching, scratching his nards, and eyeing up the ladies in the stands and actually threw the damn thing, he made it sizzle.
    I have no idea what the Cubs should do for pitchers. At the rate pitchers are collapsing in the MLB, Ollie Perez will be back like that dingleberry you were sure you’d wiped off 2 days ago. I only hope the Cubs do not become THAT desperate.

  3. jwbiii - Apr 6, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    Probably Casey Coleman and Todd Wellemeyer.

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