Jul 28 8:49a
Cashner (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session Sunday and hopes to throw another this week before going on a rehab assignment, U-T San Diego reports.
The bullpen session was the first time Cashner has thrown off a mound since June 18, his last start before hitting the disabled list. If Cashner continues to progress, he could be back in the Padres' rotation relatively soon. His return would bolster an already strong starting staff, which owns an MLB-best 2.27 ERA since Cashner went on the disabled list.