Short Hops: Braves starting rotation review/preview
OCT 31, 1:05a ET | Zach Dillard
Rotowire: Sep 19 / 7:55p ET
News: Cahill picked up his first win of the season Saturday, tossing 3.1 shutout innings in relief of Travis Wood and allowing two hits and a walk while striking out three.
Impact: The Cubs were using a bullpen day Saturday to get their rotation back in rhythm, and Cahill was in the right place to notch the win. He's been very effective in long relief since coming over to Chicago, posting a 1.54 ERA, 0.600 WHIP and 14:3 K:BB in 11.2 innings, but don't expect him to have much fantasy value over the final couple of weeks.
Rotowire: Sep 12 / 6:25a ET
News: Cahill is one of the candidates to start in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Manager Joe Maddon has called for Sunday as a "staff day," with Cahill, Clayton Richard, Travis Wood, and Carl Edwards all possibilities to pitch in the second game of the doubleheader. Dan Haren will start the opener.
Rotowire: Sep 1 / 2:33p ET
News: Cahill was called up from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.
Impact: The Braves made a move just prior to the start of the season to acquire Cahill, whose 3.89 FIP last season was nearly two full runs lower than his ERA (5.61). However, hope for a rebound quickly dissipated, and Cahill was ultimately designated for assignment in June. He then signed with the Dodgers and later, the Cubs, but his opportunities to recoup value before the winter will likely be limited over the final month with Chicago fighting to hold onto the second Wild Card.