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Padres recall RHP Andrew Cashner from Double-A San Antonio and option RHP Brad Brach to Triple-A Tucson

Cashner to start Padres 5:05 p.m. PT game tonight against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park

The San Diego Padres today announced they have recalled right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner from Double-A San Antonio and have optioned right-hander Brad Brach to Triple-A Tucson.  Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement.

Cashner, 25, was optioned to San Antonio on June 10 after making his first start with the Padres a day prior in Milwaukee. The right-hander has also made 27 relief appearances for the Padres this season, going 3-3 with a 3.81 ERA (12 ER/28.1 IP) and 34 strikeouts against 18 walks in 28 games, one start, overall for San Diego. In three starts for the Missions, he was 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA (3 ER/14.1 IP) and 22 strikeouts against just three walks.  Over parts of three Major League seasons with the Chicago Cubs (2010-11) and Padres (2012), Cashner has gone 5-9 with a 4.15 ERA (43 ER/93.1 IP) in 88 games (two starts).

Brach, 26, was recalled from Tucson on May 4 for his second stint with the Padres this season.  Over his two stints this year, he has gone 0-1 with a 4.23 ERA (13 ER/27.2 IP) and 31 strikeouts against 22 walks in 27 relief outings. In seven outings for Tucson this season, he has gone 2-1 with a save and a 2.70 ERA (2 ER/6.2 IP). The right-hander made his first career Opening Day roster this year and made his Major League debut for San Diego in 2011. Over 36 career relief outings in the Big League, he has gone 0-3 with a 4.41 ERA (17 ER/34.2 IP) and 42 strikeouts against 29 walks for San Diego.

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