OUTAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
4 days ago

Cashner (shoulder) is expected to pitch in a minor league game Wednesday,T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He's progressed through his recent bullpen sessions to the point of resuming game action. Keep in mind, however, that Cashner will still begin the season on the disabled list barring some extraordinary circumstances.

OUTAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
5 days ago

Cashner (shoulder) is set to throw another bullpen session Sunday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cashner has been hampered by a shoulder injury this spring, but was able to complete a successful bullpen session Friday and is scheduled to throw another one today. He's still expected to open the season on the disabled list, but his recent developments are encouraging.

OUTAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
1 week ago

Cashner (shoulder) had no issues in his bullpen session Friday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has been slowed by untimely setbacks this spring, but it appears he's finally on the way back to regular pitching activities. Look for Cashner to ramp up his workload in the coming weeks and possibly face hitters in live batting practice before he returns to game action. Despite the progression, Cashner is likely miss the first two weeks of the regular season, so look for the Rangers to use a four-man rotation in his absence.

OUTAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
1 week ago

Cashner (shoulder) will throw a 20-pitch bullpen session Friday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander might've had a successful doctor visit, which was reportedly on the schedule for Friday, as well. Either way, Cashner's appearance on a mound is a good sign that he may not miss much regular-season work. Texas might think so, as well: Grant adds that manager Jeff Banister is considering going with a four-man rotation for two go-rounds while Cashner rehabs.

OUTAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
1 week ago

Cashner (shoulder) is scheduled to see a doctor Friday and hopes to "take off from there," TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander has been throwing for much of the week already and the initial reports from those sessions are positive. Cashner is still expected to begin the regular season on the disabled list, but it's encouraging to see him progress through his rehab process. A timetable for his return should become clearer following his appointment Friday.

OUTAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
2 weeks ago

Cashner (shoulder) is hopeful that he'll be able to throw off a mound by next weekend, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

After recently suffering a setback in his recovery from biceps soreness, Cashner met with a vascular specialist Saturday and received some positive news, as the right-hander previously feared the possibility of a more extended break from baseball activities. While he's still expected to open the season on the disabled list, Cashner will be able to throw long toss for the next five days while he waits for the injection he recently receives to calm down the nerves in his throwing shoulder. He'll gradually stretch out his throwing distance this week before the Rangers give him the green light to toss a bullpen session.

OUTAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
2 weeks ago

Cashner (biceps) received a muscle-relaxing injection Saturday and will return to spring camp Sunday, Stephen Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

It appears Cashner is taking the right steps since suffering a setback in his recovery earlier this week. Nonetheless, after being shut down by doctors, it remains highly unlikely the right-hander will be ready for Opening Day, so it's safe to assume A.J. Griffin and Chi Chi Gonzalez will begin the season in the starting rotation. Expect Cashner to be eased into light activities sometime over the next couple weeks.

OUTAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
2 weeks ago

Cashner (biceps) suffered a setback in his recovery and is expected to open the season on the disabled list, Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander has been shut down by Texas' medical staff for a few days at minimum and probably will undergo another MRI exam. This presents the latest hurdle the injury-prone hurler has to undergo to turn around his career, and he's probably not worth drafting in mixed leagues, though Cashner remains a stash candidate for AL-only. The battle for the No. 5 starter job may have been whittled down to A.J. Griffin, Chi Chi Gonzalez and Mike Hauschild.

OUTAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
3 weeks ago

Cashner (biceps) is scheduled to play catch from 120 feet for the second consecutive day Saturday, but he has no firm timetable to return to a mound, the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Until he's throwing from a mound again, it will be difficult to determine whether Cashner is in danger of missing time once the regular season begins. For now, he's still expected to open the year as a part of the Texas rotation.

OUTAndrew Cashner
SP TEX
3 weeks ago

Cashner (biceps) says Dr. Keith Meister didn't find anything significant after evaluating the pitcher's biceps Friday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is likely good news for the Rangers, who have shown "little concern" over the injury. Cashner has done some light throwing activity over the past few days, an trend likely to intensify as he works his way back this spring. The 30-year-old is competing for a starting spot with the Rangers after posting a dismal 5.25 ERA in 28 games for the Padres and Marlins last season. Monitor the veteran's recovery status over the next couple weeks.