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Padres place Andrew Cashner on the disabled list

Jun 23, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

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We learned earlier today that Andrew Cashner was scratched from tonight’s start against the Giants due to right shoulder soreness, but now the Padres have decided to place him on the 15-day disabled list.

According to Jeff Sanders of U-T San Diego, the Padres are simply trying to play it safe with Cashner given the circumstances involved. The 27-year-old has already had a stint on the disabled list this season due to elbow soreness, so there’s no need to push it, especially considering what he could be worth in a potential trade.

With Cashner sidelined, the Padres have called up right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne to start in his place this evening. The 27-year-old Cuban signed a $1 million deal with the Padres last month, but has struggled with his control in the minors, posting a 7.61 ERA with 29 strikeouts and 13 walks over 23 2/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A.

  1. vanmorrissey - Jun 23, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Good, maybe great, talent but injury prone. Trade now while value is greatest since he won’t re-sign anyway when his contract is up after 2016.

  2. richieincognito68 - Jun 23, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Well it looks like the cubs won on this trade

    • ch0psuey - Jun 24, 2014 at 12:27 AM

      Gonna have to disagree

  3. tfilarski - Jun 23, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    why don’t more pitchers try and emulate Maddux and his career?

    • tfilarski - Jun 23, 2014 at 8:32 PM

      pitching style*

      • slappymcknucklepunch - Jun 23, 2014 at 11:53 PM

        Come on now, Maddux had pinpoint control
        and had a baseball I.Q. of Mensa level chess
        players. Is it really a wonder why all pitchers don’t just do what Maddux does?

  4. blabidibla - Jun 23, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    They’ve been wary of his arm problems throughout his career.

  5. gloccamorra - Jun 24, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    Trade chip? They traded a slugger to get a staff ace. You don’t trade those unless you have another candidate in the wings, or don’t plan on being competitive for a few years. Good luck finding a quality GM if you trade your core players first.

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