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The Rangers shut down Andrew Cashner with biceps soreness

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The Rangers train in Surprise, Arizona. The latest news out of their camp is no surprise, however: starter Andrew Cashner has been shut down because of soreness in his right upper biceps.

This is the second time this spring he has suffered from the malady. The first time he received an MRI but nothing unusual was found. He took a few days off, resumed and here we are again.

Cashner has some decent stuff and, a few years back, looked like a budding frontline starter. He has been injured often in recent years, however, and is increasingly ineffective when he does pitch. He was 5-11 with a 5.25 ERA in 28 games last season combined with San Diego and Miami.

The hope was that a move back home to his native Texas would provide a nice change of scenery and a fresh start. So far, however, things are, unfortunately, par for the course for Cashner.

Andrew Miller placed on the disabled list

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UPDATE: The Indians have placed Miller on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

8:46 AM: Indians reliever Andrew Miller left last night’s game against the Cubs with left hamstring tightness.

Miller threw just two pitches before clutching his leg and leaving the field. He’s day-to-day for now — and manager Terry Francona noted that he had a similar injury a few years back and only missed a few days — but hamstring injuries can be anywhere from annoying to serious, so nothing definitive will be said by the club until he undergoes an MRI. Given how critical he is to the Indians, who are likely postseason bound, figure that the team will err on the side of caution with a DL sting regardless.

Miller has yet to allow a run in ten innings of work.