Andrew Cashner, Texas Rangers righthanded pitcher and anticipated member of the team’s starting rotation this year, had a sore right biceps that resulted in him visiting team doctor Keith Meister yesterday. However, per the beat guys, Meister found nothing significant in the exam, and Cashner is going to throw today.
I think the initial feeling on hearing the news about Cashner’s biceps issue was that it was minor, but anytime there is soreness with a pitching arm you hold your breath a little. That’s particularly the case right now, given that Tyson Ross isn’t going to be ready to start the season, which means the Rangers are already having to use a depth guy in the rotation to start the season.
Cashner was signed to a one year, $10 million deal this offseason after a disappointing 2016 campaign. Cashner, who is a Texas native who was drafted out of TCU in 2008 by the Cubs, signed with the Rangers in the hopes of having a solid bounceback year that would allow him to cash in with a substantial free agent contract this offseason. The Rangers, meanwhile, are hopeful pitching coach Doug Brocail can help get Cashner back on track.