Padres place Cashner on 15-day DL, recall Brach from Triple-A Tucson

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced they have placed right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right latissimus dorsi muscle and have recalled right-hander Brad Brach from Triple-A Tucson.  Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement.

Cashner, 25, was recalled from Double-A San Antonio on June 28 and made two starts for the Padres.  He had previously been optioned to San Antonio on June 10.  Overall for San Diego this season, he has gone 3-3 with a 3.44 ERA (14 ER/36.2 IP) and 45 strikeouts against 19 walks in 30 games, three starts. Over parts of three Major League seasons with the Chicago Cubs (2010-11) and Padres (2012), Cashner has gone 5-9 with a 3.98 ERA (45 ER/101.2 IP) in 90 games, four starts.

Brach, 26, is making his third stint with San Diego this season. The right-hander was previously optioned to Tucson on June 28. Over his two stints for the Padres this year, he has gone 0-1 with a 4.23 ERA (13 ER/27.2 IP) and 31 strikeouts against 22 walks in 27 relief outings. In 10 outings for Tucson this season, he has gone 2-1 with three saves and a 2.79 ERA (3 ER/9.2 IP). Over 36 career relief outings in the Big Leagues from 2011-12, he has gone 0-3 with a 4.41 ERA (17 ER/34.2 IP) and 42 strikeouts against 29 walks for San Diego.