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Cubs putting pair of starters on DL

Posted on: April 6, 2011 11:42 am

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Andrew CashnerOn Tuesday, Andrew Cashner made his major-league debut, allowing just three baserunners and a run through 5 1/3 innings. On Wednesday, he made his debut on the major-league disabled list with a strained rotator cuff.

Oh, and Cashner isn't the only one. Randy Wells is also headed to the DL with forearm strain.

Neither will throw for two weeks, Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said, but neither will need surgery (via's Patrick Mooney on Twitter).

Cashner and Wells pitched well the last two days. Cashner left with a 4-1 lead that the bullpen blew before a comeback victory against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, while Wells picked up the win on Monday, allowing six hits and a run in six innings.

Cubs manager Mike Quade said he won't have either for the next three or four weeks, but did say, "This could be a lot worse."

It could, but it's not real good right now.

Casey Coleman will be called up from Triple-A Iowa to join the Cubs' rotation.

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Since: Apr 20, 2010
Posted on: April 6, 2011 2:11 pm

Cubs putting pair of starters on DL

Brutal break for the Cubs. I feel especially bad for Cash, the guy worked his @$$ off to make the rotation and was pitching real well too. He has similar stuff to Josh Beckett (mid-upper 90's heat, very hard breaking ball), not saying he'll be nearly as successful or anything, but similar reportoire.

Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: April 6, 2011 1:17 pm

Cubs putting pair of starters on DL

Starting debut

Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: April 6, 2011 12:50 pm

Cubs putting pair of starters on DL

His major league debut?? How can I NOT get a job as a CBS writer? Could've sworn the dude was on the team the entire 2010 season?!?!

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