San Diego,CA- The San Diego Padres will not have an innings limit this year on presumed ace Andrew Cashner this season according to UT-San Diego. Cashner’s season last year was cut short a couple starts because of the 175 innings limit the Padres placed on the right-hander.
Cashner who is viewed as one of the best young pitchers in the game and expected to be the Padres Opening Day Starter against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park on March 30, had a solid season for the Padres last year, going 10-9 with a 3.09 earned run average in 26 starts. Despite his 5-4 record in 11 starts after the all-star break last season, Cashener was dominant with a 2.14 ERA and only allowed 53 hits in 75 2/3 innings with 61 strikeouts and only 18 walks. Cashner held opposing batters to only a .194 average against him in the second half of the season and .233 overall.
San Diego Padres Notes from Spring Training:
- San Diego Padres LHP Alex Torres won’t be reporting on time, when Pitchers and Catchers report today due VISA issues. He is expected to only be a few days late according to @FollowThePadres.
- Catcher Yasmani Grandal who missed the first 50-games of last season due to a suspension for testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone and then suffered a suffered damage to his ACL and MCL during a home plate collision against the Washington Nationals that ended his season last year, has impressed Padres manager Buddy Black in drills to start Spring Training. Grandal is recovering from his ACL surgery, but has showed enough improvement in recent weeks to where the Padres and Grandal are now optimistic about the chances that Grandal will be ready to start at Catcher on Opening Day.
- The Padres also hosted the workouts this morning for two Cuban players; SS Aledmys Diaz and RHP Odrisamer Despaigne.