Short hops

Short hops

• Starting pitcher Jason Marquis saw a hand specialist in Phoenix for the broken bone in his left hand, manager Bud Black said. Marquis was placed on the disabled list Thursday. His spot in the rotation comes up Monday, and the Padres will name the replacement for Marquis Sunday.

• RHP Andrew Cashner is scheduled to pitch Sunday and RHP Anthony Bass on Tuesday in rehab assignments at AAA Tucson as they both continue their comeback from injuries and the disabled list.

"They're gaining on September, which is a good thing," Black said, adding that their innings will increase but he doubts either will be ready by Sept. 1.

• Injured closer Huston Street will throw off a mound Sunday, and LHP Joe Thatcher (on the DL with a knee injury) is scheduled for a simulated game Monday at Petco Park.

• INF/OF James Darnell is having a second surgery on his left shoulder next week. Darnell has been on the disabled list since May 18.