May 2, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner (34) throws during the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Cashner returns to the mound for his 1st start since June 18

San Diego, CA- Andrew Cashner returns to the mound for the San Diego Padres tonight against the Arizona Diamondbacks for his first start since June 18th.

In his final rehab start this week in Triple-A El Paso, Cashner allowed three runs on four hits and four strikeouts in five innings of work.

Cahsner is ready to put his injuries behind him and taking the mound for the San Diego Padres the rest of the season.

“I have had some injuries and that’s unfortunate, but the biggest thing for me now is taking the ball the rest of the season and showing them I’m healthy,” Cashner said earlier this week. “I’m ready to go; I can’t wait.”

Andrew Cashner has spent a good portion of the season on the disabled list. Cashner has missed ten starts this year due to multiple stints on the DL this season with elbow soreness and shoulder soreness.

Andrew Cashner has been impressive when healthy for the San Diego Padres this season. In 12 starts Andrew Cashner is (2-6) with a 2.36 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 76 1/3 innings. Cashner has the 3rd lowest ERA in the National League and the sixth lowest in all of Major League Baseball. In his twelve starts this season Andrew Cashner has only allowed more than two runs twice. Andrew Cashner and the rest of the Padres pitching staff have received little run support from the Padres offense, as evidenced by his under .500 record despite his excellent earned run average.

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