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• Left-hander Robbie Erlin will make a rehab start for Double-A San Antonio on Friday. He began his rehab assignment on Sunday with the Padres' Rookie League team and struck out five batters in two scoreless innings.

• Right-hander Andrew Cashner will have a more "intense" bullpen session on Wednesday after throwing one Sunday in Atlanta with no setbacks.

Will Laws is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.