Red Sox move Andrew Cashner to bullpen

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Pitcher Andrew Cashner, acquired from the Orioles in mid-July to bolster the starting rotation, has been moved to the bullpen, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Cashner, 32, was quite good in Baltimore, posting a 3.83 ERA over 17 starts. Unfortunately for the Red Sox, the success didn’t travel with him to Beantown. Over six starts in a Red Sox uniform, the right-hander yielded 29 runs (27 earned) on 41 hits and 17 walks with 21 strikeouts across 30 1/3 innings.

Abraham notes that the similarly struggling Rick Porcello will remain in the rotation. Porcello, the 2016 AL Cy Young Award winner, has a 5.67 ERA in 133 1/3 innings this season.