The San Diego Padres put their seventh starting pitcher of the season on the disabled list on Wednesday when hard-throwing righthander Andrew Cashner was sidelined with a strained right lat.
A 23-year-old with a fastball that has registered triple digits, Cashner hurt himself while warming up before the bottom of the third inning of Tuesday's game.
Two other Padres pitchers who had similar injuries -- closer Huston Street and lefthander Eric Stults -- were able to return after about a month's time. “With Huston and Eric, there are parallels, absolutely, and those guys were out between 20 and 30 days,” manager Bud Black. “We’ll know more in a week to 10 days, but all the indicators of the first 24 hours are what those guys also felt.”