Cashner makes first rehab start

Cashner makes first rehab start

SAN DIEGO -- Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner, on the disabled list with a strained right lat muscle, made his first Minor League rehabilitation appearance on Tuesday.

Cashner, pitching for Triple-A Tucson, allowed three hits with two strikeouts in two scoreless innings of work in a game in Fresno. He threw 30 pitches, 21 for strikes.

Cashner landed on the disabled list on July 4, one day after suffering the injury after he completed two innings in a start against the D-backs.

Cashner, who began the season as the Padres' eighth-inning specialist before moving into the rotation in June, will gradually build his endurance with Tucson before he's able to rejoin the Padres.

This season, Cashner is 3-3 with a 3.44 ERA in 30 games. In three starts, he had a 2.53 ERA over 10 2/3 innings.

Pitcher Anthony Bass, on the disabled list since June 21 with right shoulder inflammation, will make his first start for Tucson on Wednesday.