DENVER (AP) — San Diego Padres right-hander Andrew Cashner was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of soreness in his pitching elbow.
Manager Bud Black said before Saturday night's game against the Colorado Rockies that right-handed reliever Donn Roach would step into the rotation to fill Cashner's spot on Sunday.
"(Cashner) just informed me that he was sore, and as much as he hated to do it, it might be a time for him to take a step back to take two forward," Black said. "And I totally agreed that it was a prudent decision."
The Padres also recalled right-handed pitcher Kevin Quackenbush from Triple-A El Paso to fill Cashner's roster spot.
Cashner last pitched on Tuesday at Cincinnati. He said he felt soreness in his elbow when he threw a side session on Thursday and spoke to Black about the issue on Friday after the team arrived in Denver for a three-game series.
"It's one of the toughest decisions I've had to make," Cashner said. "I've been doing well. I think it's just kind of my elbow has been a little sore and it's gotten better and then it kind of took a step back after Cincinnati.
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