Andrew Cashner’s extended spring training start was called off today because of tightness in his shoulder. He’ll have another MRI.
CINCINNATI- Andrew Cashner’s rehab from a rotator cuff strain hit a setback when he experienced shoulder tightness while warming up before a throwing session Monday in Mesa, Ariz.
Cashner will get an MRI on the right shoulder. He experienced pain in his first start and had been on the disabled list since April 6.
Quade put to rest any idea that Cashner would be used in relief when he returned.
“Cashner is a starter as far as I’m concerned,” Quade said. “We’ll make adjustments when the time comes. Cashner to me is a starter. That’s what we’ve committed to, and that’s what he is. I don’t know what would change that, but nothing that’s happened to this point, that’s for sure.”
As for the returns, Wells will probably be back the end of May or first week of June. Cashner’s return has obviously been delayed and we won’t know how long until we hear about the MRI results. He was on pact to return about the second week of June so this puts it back at least one more month. Even if it’s just a minor setback, we shouldn’t expect to see Andrew Cashner at the big league level until after the all-star break.