Jon Garland went more than a decade without needing a stint on the disabled list, but now Tony Jackson of ESPN Los Angeles reports that he’s headed to the DL for the second time this season because of a shoulder injury.
According to Jackson shutting down Garland will make room on the roster for Vicente Padilla’s return from a forearm injury of his own, although that starter-for-reliever swap would leave a hole in the Dodgers’ rotation with Garland’s next outing scheduled for Tuesday.
Jackson speculates that recent call-up Rubby De La Rosa could get the nod, but he’s been pitching out of the bullpen since being promoted from Double-A and hasn’t started anywhere in nearly a month.
Garland has lost four straight decisions while totaling more walks (13) than strikeouts (10).
Jon Morosi of FOX Sports and MLB Network reports that the Padres are working to trade starter Andrew Cashner. He notes that a deal may be consummated before he takes the hill for Tuesday’s start in Toronto against the Blue Jays. The Marlins, Orioles, and Rangers have had reported interest in Cashner.
Cashner is 4-7 with a 4.79 ERA and a 61/27 K/BB ratio in 73 1/3 innings. He missed over three weeks between June 11 and July 2 due to a strained neck.
The right-hander is earning $9.625 million this season and will be eligible for free agency after the season.
The Nationals announced on Tuesday that the club activated first baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list. Zimmerman had been out since July 7 with a strained rib cage on the left side.
Zimmerman has been inserted in the sixth spot in Tuesday’s lineup against the Indians. The veteran went on the DL with a lackluster .221/.284/.402 triple-slash line with 12 home runs and 38 RBI in 313 plate appearances.
Clint Robinson and Daniel Murphy split time at first base in Zimmerman’s absence, which allowed Trea Turner to get regular playing time at second base. Turner will play center field on Tuesday night.
The Nationals also activated pitcher Sammy Solis from the disabled list. Solis had been out since July 7 with inflammation in his right knee.