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Cahill rejoining Padres' rotation on Tuesday

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SAN DIEGO -- Right-hander Trevor Cahill will rejoin the Padres' rotation Tuesday, starting in Cleveland in his return from a right shoulder strain, manager Andy Green said Saturday before San Diego's game against the Dodgers.

Cahill hasn't pitched in the Majors since May 13. In seven starts before the injury, he posted a 3.27 ERA across 41 1/3 innings.

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SAN DIEGO -- Right-hander Trevor Cahill will rejoin the Padres' rotation Tuesday, starting in Cleveland in his return from a right shoulder strain, manager Andy Green said Saturday before San Diego's game against the Dodgers.

Cahill hasn't pitched in the Majors since May 13. In seven starts before the injury, he posted a 3.27 ERA across 41 1/3 innings.

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Before Saturday's contest, the Padres had used only four starters in their previous seven games. Cahill's return will permit an extra day of rest to Luis Perdomo, Dinelson Lamet, Clayton Richard and Jhoulys Chacin.

"We've skipped off-days for guys in the last couple of weeks, not really wanting to, but just based on health and other reasons we've had to do that," Green said. "Guys haven't had the extra rest those off-days should've provided, so we really wanted to get those four guys that have been grinding through it an extra day this time around."

Cahill made two rehab starts during his recovery. After pitching 2 2/3 innings for Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore on June 22, he worked into the fourth and threw 61 pitches with Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday.

"I've been feeling good, and I've been able to throw all my pitches in every start with no problems," Cahill said Friday. "So I'm ready to go."

Worth noting

• To clear space for Saturday starter Dillon Overton on the 25-man roster, San Diego optioned right-hander Jose Valdez to El Paso. Valdez has an 8.10 ERA in seven appearances.

• Since right-hander Jered Weaver made a rehab start in Triple-A on June 22, Green has repeatedly said he is unsure of the next step in Weaver's recovery from left hip inflammation, saying Saturday that Weaver is no longer with El Paso.

"As far as he goes, I'd love to give you something; I don't have anything to give," Green said Saturday.

Nathan Ruiz is a reporter for MLB.com based in San Diego.

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