Over his four Major League seasons as a starting pitcher (2013-16), Cashner has averaged 26 starts and 154.0 innings per year with 7.3 strikeouts per 9 innings and a 1.309 WHIP figure. He is one of 44 Major League pitchers with at least 120.0 innings in each of the last 4 campaigns, and his run support average of 3.50 in that span is the 2nd-lowest of any big-league pitcher (minimum 400.0 IP).
A four-time selection in MLB's June draft, Cashner signed with the Cubs after being the 19th overall pick in 2008 out of Texas Christian University. Cashner resides in Montgomery, Texas, which is near his hometown of Conroe. He has never pitched in a big-league game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. A pitcher born in Texas has not made a start for the Rangers since Mesquite native Jason Jennings' 6 starts in 2008.
With the signing of Cashner, the Rangers' Major League roster has 39 players.