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Andrew Cashner to start Opening Day for Padres

Mar 20, 2014, 10:29 PM EDT

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Padres manager Bud Black announced earlier this evening that right-hander Andrew Cashner will start the team’s season opener against the Dodgers on March 30. It will be the first Opening Day assignment of his career.

Once a top pitching prospect with the Cubs, Cashner dealt with a bunch of injuries early on his career, but he finally began to realize his potential last season. After making a few early appearances out of the bullpen, he joined San Diego’s rotation in late April and posted a 3.04 ERA and 119/41 K/BB ratio in 165 2/3 innings over 26 starts. While the strikeout rate was lower than expected given his velocity, he missed more bats as the season moved along and posted a ground ball rate above 50 percent. He’s carrying some serious momentum into 2014.

Cashner is part of an interesting rotation in San Diego which also projects to include Ian Kennedy, Josh Johnson, Tyson Ross and Eric Stults. This team could surprise if things break right.

  1. ch0psuey - Mar 20, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    Hoping he gets this bad ST start out of his system tonight against SF. Needs to bring his A-game on opening day vs LA.

  2. bubbalynch - Mar 21, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    Bringing his A game still won’t cut it!

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