Andrew Cashner open to signing an extension with the Padres

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Per Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Padres starter Andrew Cashner is open to signing an extension with the club. He said, “I’d love to stay in San Diego and I’ve let the front office know that. But I think that’s something that’s up to them.” Cashner will earn $4.05 million this season, his second of three years of arbitration eligibility.

Cashner, 28, has pitched well when healthy, but he has spent significant time on the disabled list dating back to 2011. He has dealt with a rotator cuff issue, a strained lat in his right shoulder, a lacerated tendon in his right thumb, and last season dealt with both a strained elbow and shoulder inflammation, causing him to spend 65 days on the disabled list. However, he finished with a 2.55 ERA and a 93/29 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings.

Recently, we learned that Phillies GM Ruben Amaro “covets” Cashner and may want him in a trade involving Cole Hamels.