Andrew Cashner SP SD 2 Days

Andrew Cashner gave up four runs in six innings Monday in a loss to the Brewers.

Well, he was bound to have an off night at some point. Unfortunately, the Padres offense isn't going to bail him out when he does. Although had allowed just five runs -- four earned -- in his previous four starts, he'll carry a 2-2 record into Saturday's outing against the Nationals.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 7 Days

Andrew Cashner kept on rolling Wednesday against the Rockies, allowing two runs -- one earned -- on nine hits over 7 1/3 frames in a 4-2 win.

The right-hander fanned five and walked one. As usual, he forced the Rockies to play his game, pounding 12 ground ball outs into the dirt. Cashner owners will have to come to a decision about the sell-high possibility at some point. On the one hand, he has ace potential and could very well keep pitching like one. On the other, San Diego is going to ask him to pitch like an ace, and one of the things that goes along with that is being worked heavily. Durability has been a concern in the past. We can tell you with confidence how to make certain fantasy decisions, but this one will come down to circumstance (do you have a buyer, and how much is he offering?) and taste (what is your level of belief in Cashner's right arm?). Cashner (2-1, 1.27 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, 27/8 K/BB rate) travels to Milwaukee next week.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 12 Days

Andrew Cashner pitched a one-hitter for his second career shutout and struck out 11 against the Tigers on Friday.

The Padres started Cashner on Opening Day and are treating him like their ace, letting him finish tonight's game even though anyone in the pen could have done the job with the score 6-0. Cashner finished up at 108 pitches, and that's hardly excessive. However, with the way he's pitching, he could finish the first half on 220-inning pace and, given his injury history, it will be interesting to see what happens then. From a talent standpoint, he's quite capable of keeping this up. However, he might be a good sell-high candidate come late May or June.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 24 Days

Andrew Cashner pitched extremely well in Sunday's season opener against the Dodgers, allowing just one run on four hits over his six innings of work.

The hard-throwing right-hander walked a pair and punched out five on the evening. The only blemish on his night was an RBI single off the bat of Carl Crawford in the fifth inning. He'll attempt to get in the win column when he does battle against the Marlins in Miami on Sunday.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 29 Days

Andrew Cashner held the Royals scoreless over three innings in his final Cactus League tuneup Tuesday.

Cashner yielded two singles, didn't walk anyone and struck out one. The big right-hander finishes the spring with a nice 2.30 ERA to go along with a 9/1 K/BB ratio across 15 2/3 innings. He'll get the ball Opening Night on Sunday versus the Dodgers.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 1 Month

The Padres named Andrew Cashner Opening Day starter.

Padres skipper Bud Black disclosed the news to the media on Thursday evening. It's not a surprise that Cashner beat out Ian Kennedy or Josh Johnson for the ace post coming off a season in which he went 10-9 with a 3.09 ERA over 175 frames.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 1 Month

Andrew Cashner's impressive spring continued as he shut the Rockies out over four innings in Monday's start.

Cashner allowed five hits, didn't issue a walk, and struck out one. The right-hander has yet to allow a run in nine Cactus League innings to date. The 27-year-old looks poised to put himself securely on the map.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 2 Months

Andrew Cashner shut the Padres out over three innings in his start on Wednesday.

After a solid 2013, Cashner will have a nice view atop the Padres' starting rotation. He now has back-to-back solid outings this spring, allowing just two hits and striking out three on Wednesday.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 2 Months

Andrew Cashner was sharp in his first action of the spring on Friday, tossing a pair of scoreless innings in a losing effort against the Mariners.

Cashner surrendered just one hit and struck out a pair on the afternoon. Coming off a breakthrough 2013 season, the hard-throwing right-hander is a very popular mid-round selection in fantasy drafts due in part to his high strikeout potential and friendly home ballpark.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 2 Months

Andrew Cashner won his arbitration hearing against the Padres and was awarded a $2.4 million salary for 2014.

The Padres had submitted a figure of $2.275 million, so even if the two sides had met in the middle, there wouldn't have been a significant difference. The hard-throwing 27-year-old will look to build off an excellent 2013 season and represents a very solid option in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.