Trevor Cahill
RP SD
1 day ago

Cahill has been reincorporating his cut-fastball -- a pitched he left behind as a reliever -- in an effort to transition back to a starter, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cahill had one of his better spring outings Tuesday, tossing five innings and allowing just one run while striking out seven. The veteran used his cutter four times in the loss to the Giants, citing its effectiveness against lefties. The 29-year-old is a leading candidate to make one of the Padres' final two rotation spots, and Tuesday's dominant outing only helps his case. Cahill has been a middling starter in the past, but his improvements in 2016 as a reliever, coupled with his new pitcher-friendly ballpark, make him an intriguing target in deeper formats and a possible streaming candidate in standard leagues if he wins a starting job.

Trevor Cahill
RP SD
1 week ago

The Padres narrowed the competition for their final two rotation spots to five candidates, and Cahill appears to be the front-runner to claim one of those spots, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cahill has been sharp in his three spring training appearances, posting a 2.25 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP over eight innings. His strong start, coupled with his success with the Cubs last season (2.74 ERA), have put the veteran in a prime position to make the Padres' rotation out of camp. If the 29-year-old makes the staff, he won't possess enough upside to become a must-add in standard formats, but those in deeper leagues may find value in a ground ball pitcher who starts half his games in pitcher-friendly Petco Park.

Trevor Cahill
RP SD
2 weeks ago

Cahill continued his early spring training success Monday, tossing three shutout innings while striking out two and walking one in a win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Cahill has thrown five innings this spring without allowing a run. The veteran swingman is competing for a rotation spot out of camp. While he has had better success as a reliever than a starter, the Padres are starved for reliable rotation options and Cahill could fit that bill. It is tough to pinpoint what to expect from the veteran if he does secure a rotation spot, because of his mediocre track record as a starter (4.14 ERA) compared to his success as a reliever (3.24 ERA). One warning sign to take away from his successful 2016 campaign with the Cubs was his lack of control (4.8 BB/9), even as a reliever, which lead to a 4.35 FIP.

Trevor Cahill
RP SD
1 month ago

Cahill will compete for a rotation spot this spring, but the Padres are open to using him as a reliever as well, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This should come as no surprise considering Cahill's history as a swingman in the past. The soon-to-be 29-year-old has found more success in the majors as a reliever (3.24 ERA) than as a starter (4.14 ERA), but the Padres are so thin in the rotation that they will consider him as a potential option before simply making him a bullpen arm. If Cahill were to enter the season as a starter there would be some deep league intrigue surrounding him when you consider his newfound success -- albeit as a reliever -- and the home ballpark he will be pitching in.

Trevor Cahill
RP SD
2 months ago

Cahill will sign a one-year, $1.75 million contract with San Diego, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cahill is coming off one of his best seasons, in which he posted a 2.74 ERA over 65.2 innings in relief for the Cubs. The right-hander, a former starter with Arizona back in 2014, could be a candidate to join the Padres' starting rotation, since multiple spots are seemingly up for grabs.

Trevor Cahill
RP SD
7 months ago

Cahill will likely back up spot starter Mike Montgomery on Saturday in Colorado, the Daily Herald's Bruce Miles reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be a tandem spot start essentially, and any owner hoping to get a win out of this game from the Cubs' side would be better off picking up Cahill, as Montgomery almost certainly won't log five innings -- as he hasn't pitched more than two innings since July 17. Of course, the game is also in Coors Field, so it would be wise to just avoid Montgomery and Cahill on Saturday if the rate states are important. Cahill should continue to serve as a long man/swing man for the foreseeable future.

Trevor Cahill
RP SD
7 months ago

Cahill (2-3) pitched five shutout innings on two hits and two walks while striking out three to earn the win Tuesday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Cahill (knee) was recalled from the disabled list to start the first game of a doubleheader, and served as the 26th man on the roster, so expect him to be sent down to Triple-A by the end of the day. However, after making 33 appearances out of the bullpen this year, he gave the Cubs an excellent start by throwing 83 pitches to cover five innings.

Trevor Cahill
RP SD
7 months ago

Cahill was officially activated from the disabled list to start Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against Milwaukee.

EDGE Analysis

The move is essentially a formality at this point, as the Cubs announced over the weekend that Cahill would get the nod in Game 1. Cahill is technically being recalled as the team's 26th man for the doubleheaders, so he'll likely be optioned to Triple-A following Game 2.

Trevor Cahill
RP SD
7 months ago

Cahill (knee) will start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against Milwaukee, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cahill's start could be a short one, as he never topped four innings during an extended six-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa, throwing between 36 and 68 pitches in his final three starts. After Tuesday, he'll likely be used as a long reliever and could be the first choice for spot starts.

Trevor Cahill
RP SD
7 months ago

Cahill (knee) will start a game during Tuesday's doubleheader against the Brewers, ESPN's Jesse Rogers reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was widely speculated that Cahill would be called upon to get a spot start next week, as the Cubs needed a sixth starter and he was the only logical option. He has joined the Cubs, but likely won't be activated from the DL until prior to Tuesday's doubleheader. It is unclear if he will start the day game or the night game. The Cubs have been stretching Cahill out at Triple-A during his rehab assignment and he has thrown between 36 and 68 pitches in each of his last three outings. With that in mind, it is hard to expect him to throw more than 80-90 pitches in Tuesday's start, but if he can log five innings, that could be enough for him to walk off with the win, given the strength of his offense and the feebleness of the Brewers' offense.