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Andrew Cashner | Starting Pitcher | #54

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: TCU
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (19) / CHC
Contract: view contract details
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Orioles signed RHP Andrew Cashner to a two-year, $16 million contract.
He can earn up to $5 million more each season in incentives and the deal also includes a $10 million vesting option for 2020. Cashner put up a 3.40 ERA over 166 2/3 innings for the Rangers last season, although that came along with an ugly 86/64 K/BB ratio. It would be a surprise if he has much mixed league value in 2018 while he calls Camden Yards home. Feb 16 - 8:33 AM

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MASN's Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles have signed free agent starter Andrew Cashner to a two-year, $16 million contract.

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo hears the deal will include a $10 million vesting option for 2020 and $5 million in performance incentives each season. Cashner posted an ugly 86/64 K/BB ratio in 166 2/3 innings last year with the Rangers, but he still managed a 3.40 ERA (138 ERA+) and the Orioles have been in desperate need of decent starting pitching depth all offseason. There's not much to like here from a fantasy perspective, as the 31-year-old right-hander will probably have a difficult time navigating the small parks and big bats of the American League East.
Feb 15 - 2:08 PM

Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports the Phillies are in the market to sign a veteran starting pitcher to a short-term contract.

They will likely have to settle for a second-tier starter because the top aces on the market are fielding four- and five-year contract offers. Feinsand speculates the Phillies could be targeting the likes of Andrew Cashner, Chris Tillman, Jaime Garcia or Jason Vargas to provide veteran leadership and stability to the young core of their rotation. They currently have Aaron Nola, Jerad Eickhoff, Vince Velasquez, Nick Pivetta and Ben Lively penciled in as their starting five heading into camp.
Source: MLB.com
Feb 9 - 9:26 PM

MLB.com's Jon Morosi reports that the Blue Jays are "showing continued interest" in Andrew Cashner.

Morosi says that Cashner is among the many hurlers the Jays are considering and that they "hope to land a veteran starter on a one-year deal." Cashner posted a 3.40 ERA over 28 starts for the Rangers last season and is just 31, but his strikeout rate was way down and it wouldn't be a surprise if he had to settle for a one-year contract with the way the market is going. The Orioles are another club that's been connected to Cashner.
Feb 9 - 10:17 AM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Orioles recently met with free agent right-hander Andrew Cashner.

MASN's Roch Kubatko reported earlier this offseason that Baltimore had interest in Cashner, who posted a 3.40 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 86/64 K/BB ratio across 166 2/3 innings last season for the Rangers. The 31-year-old should be able to land a multi-year contract this offseason after having to settle for a one-year deal last winter.
Source: The Athletic
Jan 7 - 11:58 AM

MASN's Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles have "definite interest" in free agent starters Andrew Cashner and Jason Vargas.

Baltimore is on a wide-ranging hunt to acquire starting pitching help after a disappointing 2017 season that saw the rotation put up a league-worst 5.70 combined ERA. Cashner, 31, signed a one-year, $10 million pact with the Rangers last offseason and went on to post an up-and-down 3.40 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 86/64 K/BB ratio across 166 2/3 innings. Vargas finished tied for the MLB lead in wins with 18, but his peripheral numbers were as underwhelming as Cashner's and the veteran left-hander turns 35 years old in February.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 09:50:00 AM

The Rangers will not extend a qualifying offer to right-hander Andrew Cashner, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.

This confirms what was reported by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Cashner had a strong season on the surface (3.40 ERA in 28 starts), but his secondary numbers cast a lot of doubt on his ability for a repeat. There's a decent chance he would have accepted a one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer, so the Rangers decided against it.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 03:43:00 PM

The Rangers are not expected to extend a one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer to Andrew Cashner, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Cashner posted a 3.40 ERA over 28 starts this season, but his strikeout percentage was second-lowest among qualified starters. He also carries a long injury history, another factor which could scare off some teams. Not giving the qualifying offer means that the Rangers won't receive draft pick compensation if Cashner signs elsewhere, but they apparently don't want to take the risk of him accepting.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 09:59:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Rangers are considering extending a qualifying offer to Andrew Cashner.

Cashner had to settle for a one-year, $10 million contract last offseason, but he had a nice year in Texas with a 3.40 ERA and 1.32 WHIP across 166 2/3 innings. That should set him up for a multi-year pact this winter, but he might consider a qualifying offer since a multi-year deal surely wouldn't be for $18.1 million AAV. Cashner turned 31 last month.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 12:50:00 PM

Andrew Cashner allowed two earned runs, five hits and two walks with two strikeouts over six innings in a win against the Athletics on Saturday.

Cashner threw just 58 of his 99 pitches for strikes, but it was good enough for the quality start and his 11th win. He wraps up the 2017 campaign with an 11-11 record, 3.40 ERA and 1.32 WHIP across 166 2/3 innings over 28 starts. He isn't a big strikeout pitcher, but he also doesn't allow many homers (just 15 in 2017), and he'll be a valuable back-end fantasy rotation option again in 2018 for his wins.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 02:21:00 AM

Andrew Cashner allowed eight runs -- though just one of those was earned -- in a loss to the Astros on Monday.

It was a messy night all around for the Rangers, with Elvis Andrus and Will Middlebrooks both committing fielding errors in an eight-run fourth inning for the visiting Astros. Cashner didn't exactly pitch well, though, yielding six hits and two walks while striking out only two batters over his 3 2/3 frames. The 31-year-old right-hander stands 10-11 with a 3.42 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 84/62 K/BB ratio in 160 2/3 total innings this season. He'll try to carry some momentum into free agency with a strong showing in his final start versus the Athletics.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 12:02:00 AM

Andrew Cashner allowed five runs over 4 1/3 innings before being chased in a loss to the Mariners on Thursday.

Cashner didn't have anything working, allowing six hits -- including a two-run homer -- and walking five more in the loss. The upshot is that he hasn't been this bad in a long time; the last time Cashner allowed five runs or more was June 29. The right-hander has posted a strong 3.40 ERA and 1.30 WHIP even including Thursday's start, and he's 9-10 overall through 25 starts. Cashner will have a chance to exact some revenge Wednesday when the two teams meet again, this time in Seattle.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 02:13:00 AM

Andrew Cashner worked seven innings of one-run ball Saturday in a no-decision against the Yankees.

Cashner was again sharp, continuing a nine-week stretch of excellence, but the Rangers' offense could only provide him with one run of support in an eventual 3-1 loss for Texas. Cashner owns a 2.49 ERA in 72 1/3 innings (11 starts) since the beginning of July. He'll look to keep it rolling next week against the Mariners.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 04:14:00 PM

Andrew Cashner held the Braves to two earned runs over six innings Monday for his ninth win of the season.

Cashner scattered six hits and two walks while striking out five and the Texas offense had its way with opposing starter R.A. Dickey. Cashner has been on an impressive roll since early July, boasting a 2.62 ERA over his last 10 starts covering 65 1/3 innings. The 30-year-old right-hander will try to keep it all working in his next outing at home against the Yankees.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 11:25:00 PM

Andrew Cashner allowed just one run in eight innings to beat the Astros 8-1 on Wednesday.

The Astros have scored more runs than any other team in the majors this season but they couldn't get anything going against Cashner tonight. He surrendered a run on a sacrifice fly in the second inning and that was it. He gave up just three base hits and did not issue a free pass. Cashner entered the game with the second-lowest K/9 in the majors (4.51 strikeout per nine innings) but bumped that up a bit by striking out six batters in the contest. He thrives by keeping the ball on the ground and out of the bleachers. His record improves to 8-9 with an excellent 3.30 ERA in 22 starts.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 11:18:00 PM

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2Caleb Joseph
3Andrew Susac
4Austin Wynns
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1Tim Beckham
2Engelb Vielma
3Luis Sardinas
4Ruben Tejada
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Trey Mancini
2Joey Rickard
3Craig Gentry
CF1Adam Jones
2Jaycob Brugman
RF1Austin Hays
2Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kevin Gausman
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3Andrew Cashner
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5Mike Wright
6Gabriel Ynoa
7Alec Asher
8Asher Wojciechowski
9Jayson Aquino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Brad Brach
3Darren O'Day
4Mychal Givens
5Richard Bleier
6Donnie Hart
7Jose Mesa
8Jhan Marinez
9Jason Gurka
10Josh Edgin
11Tanner Scott
12Pedro Araujo
13Jimmy Yacabonis
14Perci Garner