Are the Chicago Cubs Using Andrew Cashner in the Best Way?

June 2, 2010 by  

On Monday May 31 the Chicago Cubs called up their 2008 first-round draft pick, Andrew Cashner, and designated him to the bullpen.

Cashner was a closer at Texas Christian University, but the Cubs immedaitely moved him into the rotation. In this new roll, Cashner realized a great deal of success and improved at each level.

This season in a starting roll at Triple-A Iowa he was 3-0, with a 0.95 ERA, and 0.83 WHIP (with a 14:2 strikeout to walk ratio).  

Late in May the Cubs made the decision to convert him back to a reliever.

Why would they do this when Cashner was enjoying success as a starter? I believe it is out of desperation for some much needed help in the Cubs' bullpen.

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