San Diego manager Bud Black said he thinks Cashner will play catch again Monday before the team plays the first of three games against the D-backs at Chase Field in Phoenix.
"He feels good and he's pretty confident," Black said. "In the next few days, we'll get together with the medical staff and form a throwing program for him."
Cashner, in all likelihood, is still several weeks away from appearing in a Padres game, as he'll need to either play a short Minor League rehabilitation stint or possibly a simulated game before the team decides that they want to reinstate him from the disabled list.
"Right now we feel pretty confident in how he's feeling," Black said.