Cubs will proceed cautiously with Cashner

Cubs will proceed cautiously with Cashner

Cubs will proceed cautiously with Cashner
CHICAGO -- Andrew Cashner, activated from the disabled list on Monday, will likely need two days off between outings as he continues to strengthen his right shoulder.

Cashner has not pitched for the Cubs since his only start on April 5. He was placed on the DL with a strained right rotator cuff after that.

How will the right-hander be used now?

"Carefully," Cubs manager Mike Quade said on Tuesday.

During his five Minor League rehab outings, Cashner would pitch one day, then take two off.

"I'll be more careful in how we use him," Quade said.

Cashner will get a chance to start in October, when he pitches for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. He will be joined in the AFL by Cubs prospects Josh Vitters, DJ LeMahieu, Chris Carpenter, Junior Lake, Trey McNutt and Marcus Hatley.