Cashner set to be starter No. 11 for Padres

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Hours before right-hander Jason Marquis on Thursday became the 10th different pitcher to start a game for the Padres this season, manager Bud Black had already lined up No. 11.
Right-hander Andrew Cashner will start for the Padres on Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee, taking Eric Stults' slot on the rotation. Stults is going on the 15-day disabled list with a strain of the latissimus dorsi muscle behind his right shoulder.
Cashner, whose fastball routinely checks in at the 100-102 mph range, has made 27 appearances this season. On Tuesday, he worked more than an inning for the first time this season, allowing one run on two hits in 1 2/3 innings while striking out three.
The 6-foot-6, 200-pound Cashner was acquired from the Cubs last January in exchange for first baseman Anthony Rizzo.
Cashner has spent most of his life in a starting role. He was a starter for TCU before being selected by the Cubs in the first round (19th overall) of the 2008 draft.
But in his first and only major league start with the Cubs on April 8, 2011, Cashner suffered a strained rotator cuff while allowing one run on two hits over 5 1/3 innings against Arizona. He didn't return last season until Sept. 5 and has worked in relief ever since ... or at least until Saturday.

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