Cashner to make first spring start Saturday

Cashner to make first spring start Saturday

PHOENIX -- Andrew Cashner, who is being considered for the rotation, will make his first Cactus League start Saturday when the Cubs face the Padres.

Cashner went two innings in his first spring appearance on Monday against the Brewers and gave up two runs on three hits.

The right-hander pitched in 53 games in relief last season when called up to the big leagues but is being stretched out this spring. Chicago manager Mike Quade has named Ryan Dempster, Carlos Zambrano and Matt Garza for the first three spots in the rotation but is still sorting out the rest.

Randy Wells, another rotation candidate, will follow Cashner on Saturday.

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