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Andrew Cashner to get second opinion on shoulder

May 20, 2011, 9:33 PM EDT

Andrew Cashner

Earlier this week we learned that Andrew Cashner aggravated his recent shoulder injury. Now he’s headed to get a second opinion.

Patrick Mooney of reports that the young right-hander will visit Dr. Lewis Yocum on Monday in Los Angeles. The Cubs are confident that Cashner will not require surgery to repair his right rotator cuff strain, but they obviously aren’t going to take any chances with someone who is regarded as one of the most promising arms in the organization.

Cashner originally suffered the injury during a brilliant outing against the Diamondbacks in his first start of the season on April 5. He was shut down earlier this week after feeling some tightness in his shoulder while warming up for a start in extended spring training.

  1. purdueman - May 21, 2011 at 8:56 AM

    Some Dahyears news of note today too:

    Dodgers pitcher Sum Flung Poo (anxiety disorder) is expected to report to the Dodgers’ spring training complex in Glendale, Arizona early next week to begin a throwing program.
    Poo was placed on the disabled list last week with an anxiety disorder. The veteran southpaw is currently dealing with a case of the “yips,” which has caused him to lose total control of the strike zone as well as reportedly get an erection (thereby increasing his anxiety). He missed three months during the 2009 season with a similar issue. There’s no current timeline for his return.

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