Found December 02, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
Andrew Cashner is a prized possession around San Diego.  The reason is simple.  He was the return piece in the trade that sent Anthony Rizzo to the Chicago Cubs.  Cashner can regularly hit 100 mph on the radar guns, but he suffered a strained lat that landed him on the DL for much of the 2012 season.  Despite the injury, he could be the target for many teams this winter, and because of the Padres' bullpen depth, they may be willing to deal him. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports feels the Padres are a team that has a lot to offer this offseason because of their depth, and Cashner is one of those arms that could be available. Bullpen depth is big reason I am bullish on San Diego. Cashner, Brach, Vincent, Layne, Mikolas, Boxberger all gained experience in 2012. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 2, 2012 The problem with a trade involving Cashner is the 2013 plan the Padres had in place for him.  San Diego promised Cashner a chance to start next season.  While he got the opportunity briefly in 2012 because of injuries to the rest of the starting rotation, San Diego does not necessarily view Cashner exclusively as a bullpen arm.  That could change the dynamic of his availability.  If he is looked at as another arm in a deep bullpen, there's no doubt San Diego would listen to offers.  However, if the Padres truly want to move Cashner to the rotation permanently, a trade seems unlikely. Cashner is just 26 years old and is still pre-arbitration eligible.  He started five games for the Padres last season, but he appeared in a total of 33.  Cashner posted a disappointing 4.87 ERA on the year, but his velocity is still intriguing to San Diego and to other teams who may be interested in making a deal for him. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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