Today brings sad news on two fronts. I'll let the twitterverse and the article title break the news.
Andy Green announces that Andrew Cashner will be placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive 5/9, with a right hamstring strain.— San Diego Padres (@Padres) May 13, 2016
Andrew Cashner injured his hamstrings trying to score from first base after getting a pretty sweet bunt single. He was called out on the play, the call was upheld after a challenge, but even the Mets announcers seemed to think that he was out:
The good news is that there's no apparent structural damage, so Cashner should only miss two or three starts while he rehabs the hammies. I hope this doesn't scare Green from using him as a pinch-runner, because he's still pretty darn good at it. On to the next topic:
The Padres have ended the Jabari Blash experiment, designating the Rule 5 outfielder for assignment. https://t.co/OgaowJ39ge— Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin) May 13, 2016
We all wanted to see Jabari Blash mash tape-measure dingers over the Western Metal Supply building, but alas, it wasn't meant to be... at least for now. After collecting only three hits in 25 at-bats, it was clear that he was overmatched against MLB pitching. I would have liked to have seen him get a few starts instead of mostly pinch-hitting opportunities, but that's how the coaching staff thought he would be most useful. There's still a chance that he can stick around, depending on what happens in the coming days. He can be offered back to the Mariners, or the two teams can work out some kind of trade should Preller & Co. see some potential in this guy. Let's take a look back at the giddiness that was the Blashwagon: