New Texas Rangers starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has been shut down from throwing for the second time this spring because of soreness in his right upper biceps.
Rangers assistant general manager Mike Daly said Thursday that Cashner had a setback when trying to ramp up his throwing again.
The 30-year-old Cashner had resumed throwing after an MRI and exam last week by team physician Dr. Keith Meister showed nothing significant in the biceps. The right-hander then had a couple of days of light throwing without issues, but the biceps started bothering him again when the intensity increased.
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Cashner signed a one-year $10 million deal with the Rangers in the off-season and is slated to join the rotation.
The former TCU closer was selected 19th overall in the 2008 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs, who converted him to a starter. In his seven-year career, Cashner has a 3.89 ERA.