Cashner hurled a scoreless inning of relief in Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Twins.
Since being moved to the bullpen Aug. 12, Cashner has allowed just one run in 11 innings (0.82 ERA) over seven appearances, perhaps making himself marketable as a reliever when he hits free agency in the offseason. He told Christopher Smith of MassLive.com that transitioning to reliever is something he's considered even before he was traded to Boston and moved to the bullpen. "Before I came to the bullpen here it was already on my radar for next year," Cashner said Tuesday. "So it's not like it was anything crazy. It was something that I've talked about just because the longevity (as a reliever) is longer if you want to continue to pitch." If Cashner continues to pitch well out of Boston's bullpen, teams could be interested in him as a reliever in 2020.
Cashner (11-7) pitched four scoreless innings of relief, allowing only two walks while striking out three in Friday's 7-6 win over the Angels.
Cashner was called on in the 12th inning, and the 32-year-old delivered exactly what the Red Sox needed. A Mookie Betts solo shot in the 15th inning would provide the winning run. Friday's effort marks the longest appearance for Cashner since he moved to the bullpen in mid-August. He's allowed just one run on four hits and four walks over 10 innings since the change of roles. For the year, the right-hander owns a 4.54 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 29 appearances (23 starts) between Boston and Baltimore.
Cashner worked around a leadoff single to record the save in Tuesday's 7-6 extra-inning win over Cleveland. He struck out two in one inning.
Brandon Workman was unable to preserve the win in the ninth inning, so the Red Sox needed Cashner for the 10th. Jackie Bradley's home run in the top half of the inning created the opportunity for Cashner, who delivered the first save of his career. His arm was fresh after throwing just 1.2 innings in an abbreviated start Sunday.
Cashner will pitch out of the bullpen moving forward, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
The Red Sox don't need a fifth starter for the rest of August thanks to a flurry of well-placed off days, so the team will proceed with a four-man rotation for the time being while Cashner shifts to a relief role. The veteran right-hander has struggled to a brutal 8.31 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 21:17 K:BB in 30.1 innings (six starts) since being acquired by the Red Sox at the beginning of the second half, but the hope is that he'll be more effective in shorter stints.
Cashner's spot in the rotation is safe while David Price (wrist) is on the injured list, but he may be removed as the Red Sox consider the rotation moving forward, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Cashner had yet another shaky start Sunday, walking five and getting the hook after 1.2 innings. He has an 8.01 ERA in six starts for Boston. When asked about Cashner's spot in the rotation, manager Alex Cora would only say the Red Sox will meet Monday to determine how the rotation will line up over the next 19 days, a stretch that includes six off days. Cora is considering skipping starters and using piggyback starters. Once Price is ready to return, the Red Sox might be comfortable removing Cashner from the rotation.
Cashner surrendered three runs on three hits and five walks while striking out one over 1.2 innings Sunday against the Angels. He didn't factor into the decision.
Cashner gave up one run in the first inning and two more in the second before being yanked from his start. It became apparent early on that he couldn't find his command, issuing five free passes while firing just 24 of 51 pitches for strikes. The 32-year-old right-hander may be in danger of losing his rotation spot at this point, as he's now allowed 15 earned runs over his last three outings (12.2 frames).
Cashner (10-7) allowed six earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four across 5.1 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Royals.
Cashner served up three home runs -- two to Jorge Soler -- that accounted for five of his six earned runs. Since being dealt to the Red Sox, Cashner has posted a 7.66 ERA and 20:12 K:BB across 28.2 frames. He'll look to get on track in his next start, currently scheduled for Sunday against the Angels.
Cashner (10-6) took the loss Thursday, surrendering seven runs on seven hits and five walks to the Rays while striking out one over 5.2 innings.
Cashner lost for the third time in four starts as a member of the Red Sox. He's allowed 19 earned runs on 31 hits and 10 walks over 23.1 innings since donning a Boston uniform. He'll look to execute better in his next start Tuesday at home against the Royals.
Cashner (10-5) allowed three runs on 10 hits with one walk and six strikeouts across 6.2 innings to earn a victory over the Yankees on Friday.
While he didn't pitch all that much better than he did in his first two starts since the trade from Baltimore, this victory was his first for the Red Sox since joining the club right after the All-Star break. Cashner owns a 4.18 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 81 strikeouts in 114 innings this season. He will pitch again at home against the Rays on Thursday.
Cashner (9-5) allowed four runs on six hits with two walks and seven strikeouts across six innings while taking a loss against the Orioles on Sunday.
The veteran right-hander gave up a couple long balls, but he didn't have the run support to win Sunday anyway. In two starts with the Red Sox, Cashner has tossed up four homers and lost both games. Overall, he is 9-5 with a 4.19 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 75 strikeouts in 107.1 innings with the Orioles and Red Sox this season. He will look to capture his first win with Boston against the vaunted Yankees offense at home Friday.
Cashner (9-4) allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out two across five innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Cashner was shaky to begin the game, allowing multiple hits in each of his first three innings. He then settled down until the sixth frame when he allowed his second home run of the contest, which knocked him out of the game. His skills weren't much better than his results as he began just 13 of the 25 batters he faced with a strike and generated only five swinging strikes. Cashner will look to bounce back in his second start with his new team, drawing a start at Baltimore -- his former club -- on Sunday.
Cashner was traded from the Orioles to the Red Sox on Saturday in exchange for 17-year-old prospects Elio Prado and Noelberth Romero.
Cashner's 3.83 ERA through 17 starts this season isn't backed up by his peripherals, though he's done this before in the recent past, recording a 3.40 ERA in 2017 despite a 4.61 FIP and a 5.30 xFIP. He'll have to continue relying on soft contact going forward, as his poor 16.5 percent strikeout rate is still his best mark since 2015. The veteran should have better chances at wins in Boston but remains a shaky fantasy option at best. He'll serve as the Red Sox's fifth starter for the stretch run.
Cashner (9-3) won his third straight decision by pitching seven innings Saturday against the Blue Jays, allowing just one run on three hits with four strikeouts and no walks.
Cashner was nicked for a single run on a Cavan Biggio RBI single in the fourth inning, but otherwise was in complete control. Over his last five starts, the 32-year-old has allowed only four earned runs over 32 innings, lowering his ERA to 3.83 and WHIP to 1.19, and he has a 66:29 K:BB overall.
Cashner (8-3) earned the win Saturday against the Indians after allowing only three hits over seven shutout innings. He struck out six and walked one.
Cashner was thought to be scratched from Saturday's start but took the mound as scheduled only to deliver his best outing of the season. The 32-year-old has been lights out in June with a 1.44 ERA and 0.80 WHIP in four starts and lines up to start next weekend at Toronto.
Cashner will in fact start Saturday's game against the Indians, contrary to previous reports, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
He was scratched from the start earlier in the day, but speculation is that it was a weather-related decision, and now that it looks like the O's will fit the game in, and he will take the ball. It is good to know that he is not injured, but these unfortunate circumstances could have led to some regrettable fantasy decisions.
Cashner was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Indians, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
There has been no word as to why Cashner was scratched, but Shawn Armstrong will serve as the emergency starter. If it is a minor issue, Cashner could return to start Monday's game, but for now his timetable is unclear.
Cashner allowed two runs on five hits with three strikeouts and one walk across six innings to earn a victory against the Mariners on Saturday.
The 32-year-old actually gave up fewer runs in both of his last two starts, but this was his first win of the month. Cashner has pitched well in June, though, posting a 2.00 ERA over 18 innings. Overall, he is 7-3 with a 4.37 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 56 strikeouts in 82.1 innings this season. He will start next at home against the Indians next Saturday.
Cashner (6-3) gave up three runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk across six innings Monday, striking out two and taking the loss to Oakland.
Despite allowing three runs and taking the loss, it wasn't a terrible start for the veteran right-hander. Cashner coughed up an RBI double to Matt Olson in the first inning before two runs crossed in the third on a throwing error by Chance Sisco. He allowed just one hit after that. Cashner will take a 4.48 ERA into Seattle on Saturday.
Cashner (finger) will start Monday against Oakland, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
A blister on his finger prevented Cashner from making his previously scheduled start Friday against the Red Sox, but he'll wind up being pushed back a few days rather than missing his start entirely. The veteran owns a 4.73 ERA in 13 starts for the Orioles this season.
Cashner (finger) believes his blister will be fine in a couple days and is tentatively scheduled to throw Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Cashner was scratched from Friday's start due to the blister, and Luis Ortiz was called up from Triple-A Norfolk to start in his stead. If all goes well Sunday, Cashner could seemingly avoid the injured list and miss only the one turn through the rotation.
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