MILWAUKEE -- Cubs pitcher Andrew Cashner will make his third rehab start on Monday for Double-A Tennessee, then the team will decide if he's ready to move up to Triple-A Iowa.
Cashner, who has been on the disabled list with a strained right rotator cuff since April 6, will be limited to one inning in Monday's outing. After that, Cubs pitching coach Mark Riggins and the medical staff will determine whether the right-hander is ready to pitch out of the Iowa bullpen or if it's better to have him start at Triple-A. By starting, they can give him enough time to warm up before his outing.
If all goes well, Cashner, who turns 25 on Sept. 11, will join the Cubs when they return from a three-game trip to San Francisco, which starts Monday.
Cashner, who won the fifth spot in the rotation this year only to be sidelined after his only start with the shoulder injury, was expected to start in the Arizona Fall League, which begins Oct. 4.