Andrew Cashner, Texas Rangers righthanded starting pitcher, is dealing with biceps soreness, per the beat guys on Twitter, and will be examined by Dr. Meister tomorrow.
Cashner, 30, was signed by the Rangers to a one year, $10 million deal by the Rangers at the outset of the offseason, and has been slated to be the Rangers’ #4 starter (or #3 starter, depending on how you feel about Martin Perez). The Texas native has impressive stuff but a history of durability concerns, and the hope has been that pitching coach Doug Brocail will be able to work with Cashner to tap into the ability that had him putting up a 2.55 ERA in 19 starts in 2014 for the Padres.
Any sort of arm soreness is worrisome for a pitcher, and with Tyson Ross already on the shelf to start the season, the Rangers will be going into the season with at least one starting rotation spot filled by a “depth” guy. Cashner missing time would mean at least two out of the group that includes Nick Martinez, A.J. Griffin, Mike Hauschild, and Chi Chi Gonzalez claiming rotation spots.