The San Diego Padres have had nothing but horrible luck this year when it comes to injuries. Especially in the rotation where the team has already lost Tyson Ross, Robbie Erlin and Cesar Vargas to injuries.
Andrew Cashner had already spent time on the D.L. after suffering a leg injury on Mother’s Day. Now Cashner is once again on the D.L. This time a neck injury has sidelined the tall right-hander. He suffered the injury on Friday in the first inning of his start against the Rockies.
Cashner is a huge loss for the Padres. The team needs their starting pitchers to throw deep in ballgames. The bullpen is absolutely gassed right now and with Cashner loss the bullpen will have more strain on it. The team will need to step up as a whole.
— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) June 11, 2016
A pain in the neck is exactly how most Padres’ fans would classify Cashners’ tenure with the Padres. It has been one injury after another and when the Texan does pitch he is plagued by inconsistency. The Padres will have to move forward and they have recalled Erik Johnson, whom the team acquired for James Shields last week.
The Padres were reportedly also trying to shop Andrew Cashner so it’s not clear how much this injury will hurt his value. A neck injury is not a major injury but you have to imagine Cashner will be out for at least a few starts.
Andrew Cashner hits the DL with a strained neck after exiting last night’s start. Erik Johnson, who starts tonight, takes his roster spot.
— AJ Cassavell (@AJCassavell) June 11, 2016