Cashner to make first rehab start Friday

Cashner to make first rehab start Friday

SAN DIEGO -- Pitcher Andrew Cashner, on the disabled list since June 21 with right shoulder soreness, is scheduled to make his first Minor League rehabilitation start on Friday for the team's Class A Advanced affiliate in Lake Elsinore, Calif.

Cashner threw an extended bullpen session prior to Saturday's game against the Braves at Petco Park. He's scheduled to travel with the team on Monday to Minnesota, where he will throw another bullpen session before flying back to California.

Cashner has actually been free and clear of any residual shoulder soreness for quite some time, but he had soreness in his neck that bothered him leading up to the All-Star break. He took five days off from any time of throwing before throwing a bullpen last weekend in Atlanta.

Cashner is 2-6 with a 2.36 ERA in 12 starts. He also missed time in May with soreness in his right elbow.

San Diego manager Bud Black said he anticipates that Cashner will throw between 30-40 pitches in his first rehabilitation start. Black didn't say how many appearances he will need, though he'll first need to rebuild his stamina and endurance before he's able to rejoin the big league team.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. Will Laws is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.