Chicago Cubs top pitching prospect Andrew Cashner was recently moved from the AAA Iowa rotation to the bullpen, in what many viewed as a precursor to a call-up to the big league pen. Baseball Prospectus’¬†Kevin Goldstein says he’s heard that the Cubs plan to call Cashner up on Monday to join them for the upcoming Pittsburgh series.

Whom he would replace is a subject of debate – the obvious answer is miserably performing John Grabow, but thanks to a two-year contract, Grabow is unlikely to be released. Perhaps an “injury” is in order.




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