God’s Wrath Watch: Andrew Cashner to Be Shut Down Again

Please. Sit down.

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).

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10 responses to “God’s Wrath Watch: Andrew Cashner to Be Shut Down Again”

  1. Robbo

    That’s not good. Cubs need him back in the rotation ASAP. Hope he can make it back for 2nd half of season. If not, the media is going to start up the Kerry Wood comparisons again.

  2. Serio

    Ace have a belly full of white dog crap in me, and now you lay this shit on me! First Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports says this isn’t the year the Cubs win the World Series and now this! Granted Jon had to go out on a limb.

  3. Jeff

    I know ligaments tears are also described as “strains”, so I’m wondering if Cashner actually has a tear in his rotator cuff, or is this different and it is just worn out? I would say, err on the side of caution and shut him down for as long as it takes, even if he’s out for the rest of this season recovering.

  4. Eric

    What a way to end a hit streak. 0 for 4, with 4 strikeouts.

  5. Eric

    mark it down: may 17th, the day i stop watching this pathetic team called the chicago cubs.

  6. Raymond Robert Koenig

    What is Yocum’s specialty again?

  7. Michigan Goat

    I think it’s safe to say Cashner wouldn’t be in the 2012 discussion, maybe for the second half. I fear the reliever -starter-reliever-starter thing had to add to this