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.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 3 Months

Andrew Cashner requested $2.4 million and was offered $2.275 million from the Padres when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

With the sides already so close, a deal seems likely to get done relatively quickly. The 27-year-old hurler has been incredibly effective when healthy, and looks poised to build upon an excellent 2013 campaign in which he compiled a stellar 3.09 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 128/47 K/BB ratio over 175 innings.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 7 Months

Andrew Cashner racked up seven strikeouts and didn't allow an earned run in seven innings against the Dodgers on Sunday, but suffered a tough-luck loss after an error led to an unearned run crossing the plate in his final inning of work.

Cashner scattered just four hits on the day and didn't walk a batter. Unfortunately for him, the Padres offense was completely shut down by Zack Greinke and company. The 27-year-old right-hander has really come into his own in recent weeks, posting a 0.81 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 38/7 K/BB ratio over his last six starts, spanning 44 2/3 innings. He'll look to finish the season on a high note when he takes on the Giants in San Francisco on Saturday.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 7 Months

Andrew Cashner will be shut down after Sunday's start against the Dodgers.

Cashner is up to 168 innings this season after throwing just 69 2/3 last year. The young right-hander is coming off a one-hit shutout of the Pirates and needs to be in fantasy lineups Sunday despite a tough matchup.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 7 Months

Andrew Cashner's first career complete game was a one-hit shutout against the Pirates on Monday.

Cashner threw 97 pitches and faced the minimum 27 batters; he gave up a single to Jose Tabata in the seventh, but he got Andrew McCutchen to ground into a double play afterwards. The 27-year-old was making just his second start of September as the Padres try to manage his innings count. He's at 168 right now. He's slated to make two more starts before the end of the season, though that could change if the Padres think he's accomplished enough.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 7 Months

Andrew Cashner held the Phillies to two runs over 7 2/3 innings in the Padres' 8-2 win on Tuesday.

Cashner actually only allowed one run on his watch, but Dale Thayer allowed an inherited run to score in relief of the right-hander. Cashner struck out seven while giving up just four hits and a walk. He's been absolutely terrific over his last four starts, allowing four earned runs over 28 2/3 innings. The Padres are using a six-man rotation from here out, so Cashner's next start won't come until Monday at the Pirates.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 8 Months

Andrew Cashner's next start will come on Tuesday against the Phillies.

Cashner threw a career-high 119 pitches in his start last Saturday, and the Padres are keeping an eye on his innings this season. "Cash is feeling good," said manager Bud Black. "We want him to keep pitching. And he's going to make his starts. He's been great all year."

Andrew Cashner SP SD 8 Months

Andrew Cashner threw seven scoreless innings in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

It was a dominant performance from Cashner, but he wasn't able to get any run support. He gave up just two hits and had seven strikeouts in the no-decision. Cashner has put together three straight quality starts and owns a 3.55 ERA over 38 innings since the All-Star break.

Andrew Cashner SP SD 8 Months

Andrew Cashner permitted three runs -- one earned -- on five hits over seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Pirates.

Pedro Alvarez smacked a solo homer off Cashner in the sixth inning, but he only technically hit a single in the game's most important -- and bizarre -- play. in the top of the fourth, Chris Denorfia overran Alvarez' drive to right center; the ball rolled to the wall, scoring both Andrew McCutchen and Alvarez, who was somewhat controversially not gifted an inside-the-park-homer (Denorfia never touched the ball). The unfortunate turn of events may hurt Denorfia's mood this evening, but it didn't affect Cashner's ERA, which dropped to 3.74.