Today the Chicago Cubs learned the results of Andrew Cashner’s second MRI, and the results were the same as the first time around: he’s re-strained his right rotator cuff. Which, obviously, sucks.
Cashner will be shut down for a couple of weeks – as he was the first time around – and the Cubs will re-evaluate when the inflammation subsides. A return before the All-Star break appears all but impossible given the two month ordeal the rehab was already.
“I feel real bad for him,” general manager Jim Hendry said. “He worked real hard and his rehab had gone really well up to this point. Obviously the main goal will be to continue to get it right so he can continue to have a bright future. It’s unfortunate.”
Doug Davis is now likely to become a mainstay in the rotation, even after Randy Wells returns from his injury (please, please return safely Mr. Wells).