Padres moves: Andrew Cashner scratched, Odrisamer Despaigne to make major league debut in his place

Rich Schultz

Sheesh. The news about the Padres keeps rolling in so fast that it's hard to keep up with it. Between the dismissal of GM Josh Byrnes and rumors about who will replace him, and Mike Dee's assurance that Bud Black will keep his job, Alex Torres and his hat are all but forgotten. Now, on top of all that, comes a two-fer: Andrew Cashner will be scratched from his regularly scheduled start on Monday, and Odrisamer Despaigne will be promoted to start in his place.

I'm not positive who announced this initially, but I saw it first via Marty Caswell; as long as Rick Reilly didn't tweet it first, I should be fine giving her credit.

Then the MLB Trade Rumors guy chipped in with the second half of what I said in the headline and first paragraph.

Naturally, the speculation started to fly as to why Cashner was scratched; Matt Snyder of CBS Sports reported "that the club is just being conservative with him". That just opens a completely different line of speculation and is starting to make my head spin. I'll be back when we know more definites.

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