For the past few weeks, pitcher Andrew Cashner has been dealing with nagging pain in his right bicep. Unfortunately, the injury took a turn for the worse today. This is something the Texas Rangers do not want to hear.
Cashner, 30, signed a one-year $10 million deal last November. The Texas Rangers brought him in to give a chance to resurrect what has been a Titanic of a career. Cashner’s chance to earn a spot on the starting rotation is hanging over a cliff.
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Cashner is 31-53 in 109 starts. He has pitched for the Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres and the Miami Marlins. According to Gerry Fraley, he’s been on the disabled list four times in the last four years. In other words, his career has been going down the tubes.
Arlington being the land of opportunity for struggling ball players, Texas brought him in being confident he’d be able to get his career on track.
His ability to stay healthy is a big reason to his struggles. In any case, Texas needs to take caution with him.
Cashner is one of several pitchers competing for a spot on the starting rotation. His deactivation may very well prevent him for competing. Still, he needs to stay focused and get healthy. There’s a possibility that as soon as he has green light, he’ll begin a rehab assignment in the minors in preparation for a possible appearance on the main roster.
Texas brought him in for a reason. Therefore, they intend to give him a chance to prove himself. After all, Arlington is the land of opportunity.