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Andrew Cashner has setback

Andrew Cashner is being shut down for the next couple of days after a setback

MLB: Texas Rangers-Media Day Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers pitcher Andrew Cashner has had a setback, per the beat guys on Twitter, and is being shut down for the next couple of days. Cashner, who has been dealing with biceps tendinitis, was expected to be part of the Rangers’ Opening Day rotation, but that would appear to be in doubt at this point.

The righthanded Texas native was signed to a one year, $10 million deal at the outset of free agency. The Rangers, and Cashner, were hoping a solid 2017 season, after a disastrous 2016, would help him rebuild his value and result in a big contract after the 2017 season.

Instead, Cashner is dealing with physical issues once again, and with Tyson Ross also starting the season on the disabled list, the Rangers are likely looking at two of their depth options being in the rotation to start the season.