10DAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
18 hours ago

Cashner (oblique) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers will use the side session as a gauge for how much progress Cashner has made with the strained left oblique, which resulted in his placement on the 10-day disabled list following a June 14 start. If Cashner experiences no issues while throwing Monday, he could be cleared to start Thursday against the Indians. Austin Bibens-Dirkx or Nick Martinez will likely move back to a long-relief role once Cashner is activated.

10DAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
2 days ago

Cashner (oblique) will not be taking the hill for Sunday's contest with the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Nick Martinez takes the mound for the series finale as Cashner continues to battle back from a strained oblique. As signs indicate the right-hander returning Thursday or Friday with Yu Darvish (triceps) able to make his scheduled start Wednesday.

10DAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
6 days ago

Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Tuesday that Cashner (oblique) could be cleared to come off the disabled list and start Sunday against the Yankees, Sam Butler of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cashner's oblique injury isn't nearly as severe as those suffered by rotation mates Cole Hamels and A.J. Griffin, so he only looks to be in line for a brief stint on the disabled list. The right-hander is expected to throw a bullpen session Thursday or Friday, at which point the Rangers will formally determine if he's ready to rejoin the rotation Sunday. If the Rangers opt to push back Cashner's return, Nick Martinez would pick up his second start of the week after tossing 6.1 innings in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

10DAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
1 week ago

Cashner (oblique) said that he's optimistic that he'll miss only one or two starts after he was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cole Hamels and A.J. Griffin remain on the disabled list with oblique injuries of their own, but based on everything Cashner has cleaned from team trainers, his issue isn't considered as serious as his fellow rotation mates'. Cashner acknowledged that he was still experiencing some soreness on his left side, which he'll attempt to remedy by resting over the next few days. Nick Martinez is expected to take the hill the next time Cashner's turn in the rotation comes up Tuesday against the Blue Jays, but if Cashner is able to resume throwing later in the week, he could receive clearance to make his subsequent start.

10DAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
1 week ago

Cashner was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with an oblique strain.

EDGE Analysis

The move is retroactive to June 15, so he'll be eligible to return June 25 against the Yankees if he's ready. It's unclear when the issue cropped up, but the Rangers don't believe Cashner's oblique injury is as serious as A.J. Griffin and Cole Hamels', according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. The hope right now is that Cashner will only have to miss one or two starts. His replacement in the rotation hasn't been named yet, but Ernesto Frieri was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to take his place on the roster.

10DAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
1 week ago

Cashner will make his next start Tuesday against the Blue Jays, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cashner initially seemed to be in line to start Monday's series opener, but the Rangers will instead give him an extra day of rest before making another start. The right-hander will now face off with southpaw Francisco Liriano in the second game of the series.

10DAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
2 weeks ago

Cashner (4-6) gave up four runs on 10 hits and a walk over just four innings in a road loss to Houston on Wednesday. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

Cashner came into this game with fewer strikeouts than walks, which had his 3.17 ERA primed for regression. The Astros contributed on that front, but Cashner has a ways to go yet -- his 1.47 WHIP and 33:31 K:BB in 69.1 innings would seem to imply that the veteran righty is in for a sustained and painful course correction.

10DAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
2 weeks ago

Cashner (3-5) allowed one run on six hits and two walks while striking out four over seven inning in Friday's 5-2 win over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

It was his seventh quality start of the season, and all three of Cashner's wins have come in his last five outings. The right-hander doesn't have the velocity or strikeout stuff that he used to, but he's finding a way to be effective. He'll take a 3.17 ERA and 1.39 WHIP into his next start Wednesday on the road against a dangerous Astros squad.

10DAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
3 weeks ago

Cashner (2-5) pitched six innings, allowing five runs on 11 hits and one walk with two strikeouts on Saturday's loss to the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Cashner had a rare poor outing this season, allowing five runs and 13 baserunners against the Rangers. He'd pitched at least six innings with two or fewer runs in five of his last six starts before Saturday. The five runs he allowed raised him ERA from 2.92 to 3.39. He'll make his next start against the Nationals next Saturday.

10DAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
1 month ago

Cashner (2-4) allowed a single run on five hits and two walks while striking out two batters through seven innings during Sunday's win over Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

The smooth outing dropped Cashner's ERA down to 2.92, and it was an encouraging bounce-back start after allowing five runs to Boston in his previous outing. He's now allowed two runs or fewer in seven of his nine starts. However, with just two wins, a 1.34 WHIP and 4.0 K/9, Cashner's high-end ERA is going to waste. Additionally, his 4.79 FIP suggests he's probably overachieved to this point. He lines up to face the league-best Astros next, so that should prove to be a telling test.