Short hops

Short hops

• Black announced Friday that Andrew Cashner will start Monday in Milwaukee, with Jason Marquis taking the mound Wednesday and Edinson Volquez following on Thursday. Black said he has made a decision on a Tuesday starter, but he will hold off the announcement until he informs the player first.

• The All-Star break came at a perfect time for Joe Thatcher and his wife Katlyn, as they welcomed their first child Tuesday night, a baby boy named Jackson Joseph Thatcher.

"Everybody says it's a life changer," Thatcher said. "You can't really grasp it until it happens to you and you hold your baby in your arms. It just puts a whole different perspective on life itself and not baseball."

Chad Thornburg is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.