Andrew Cashner SP SD 9 Days

Cashner threw a simulated game Thursday against minor league competition, Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune reports. He threw 60 pitches over four innings.

The Padres had the day off Thursday, and seeing as Cashner hadn't pitched since Saturday, San Diego kept Cashner on schedule by having him throw a simulated game. He threw four scoreless frames against Texas in his last spring training outing.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 15 Days

Cashner (personal) will return to camp Friday and make his scheduled start Saturday against the Rangers, Jeff Sanders of the Union-Tribune reports.

Cashner flew to Houston earlier in the week to visit his ailing mother, but will be back in camp Friday evening. In his last outing, Cashner threw three scoreless innings with no hits, one walk, and three K's.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 19 Days

Cashner threw three scoreless innings Monday, surrendering no hits and one walk while striking out three. He did leave the field with manager Bud Black and a trainer, but it was later revealed to be a personal matter and not injury related, Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reports.

When it was reported that Cashner was leaving the field with a trainer, owners and Padres fans were worried given his injury history. Luckily, Cashner isn't hurt and looked very good in his outing. While it's unclear whether Cashner will have to leave camp temporarily to tend to a personal matter in Texas, owners can rest assured that Cashner is not injured.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 27 Days

Cashner will pitch Thursday against Seattle, Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reports.

Both Cashner and Ian Kennedy are slated to pitch Thursday in the Padres' second spring training game.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 2 Months

Cashner and the Padres avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.05 million contract Friday, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

Cashner was limited to just 19 starts last season, but he shined when he was on the mound, posting a 2.55 ERA. He doesn't put up the strikeout totals one would expect from a pitcher with his fastball, but he does not walk many batters either. He heads into the 2015 season as the Padres' ace.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 6 Months

Cashner gave up two runs over four hits and a walk and struck out seven in eight innings Saturday to pick up the win against the Giants.

Cashner was brilliant heading into the ninth, having shut out the Giants over eight innings while allowing only two hits. He had also retired 15 straight batters. However, in the ninth, he gave up a solo homer to Hunter Pence then a single to Joe Panik before being pulled. The Padres managed to hold the lead and pull out the victory. In the month of September, Cashner (3-1) has a 1.74 ERA and a 21:4 K:BB ratio.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 6 Months

Cashner was masterful, tossing a two-hit shutout Monday versus the Phillies while walking one and striking out seven.

Cashner needed only 92 pitches (68 strikes) to finish off the Phillies. In fact, after a five-pitch eighth inning, he'd thrown only 77 pitches. Cashner improves to 4-7, a hard-luck record for a guy who sports a 2.20 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 82:27 K:BB ratio over 110.1 innings on the year. The right-hander faces the Giants at home Saturday.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 7 Months

Cashner pitched seven solid innings Tuesday, allowing just two runs on nine hits and one walk, while striking out two before picking up his third win of the year.

Cashner has been pitching well since coming off the disabled list on August 23. In his first four starts back, Cashner has given up just nine runs (seven earned) in 25 innings pitched. He now has a 2.40 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 75:26 K:BB in 101.1 innings this year. His next start is scheduled for Monday at home against the Phillies.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 7 Months

Cashner allowed four runs (two earned) on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts over seven innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Cashner was cruising until he was undone by a walk, an error and a weak infield hit, leading to a three-run fifth. The 6-foot-6 right-hander's 2-7 record isn't indicative of his 2.39 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 94.1 innings. Cashner faces the Dodgers on Monday.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 7 Months

Cashner (2-6) was magnificent on Friday against the Dodgers as he allowed one earned run on six hits, while striking out eight hitters over six innings pitched in a no-decision.

Since being activated from the D.L. earlier in the week, Cashner has put together two quality efforts without being able to pick up the win. It's the same old story for Padres' pitchers, who seem to throw fantastic ball most nights while not being able to rely on their bats. It's interesting to note, however, that Cashner only threw eight first-ball strikes to the 23 hitters he faced. Look for more solid stuff from Cashner (2.37 ERA) as the season winds down, but don't expect the wins.