First-round pick Cashner promoted to Daytona

[DAYTONA BEACH, FL] – The Daytona Cubs are proud to announce the addition of Chicago's 2008 first round draft pick Andrew Cashner. The right-hander joins Daytona for the remainder of the regular season and playoffs.

Cashner was selected by Chicago as the 19th overall pick in the 2008 draft and had been pitching with the Boise Hawks (Short-Season Class-A) before getting the call up to Daytona.

Cashner, a native of Lufkin, TX, features a mid to high 90s fastball and a hard slider. As a junior at Texas Christian University, there were times when Cashner's fastball touched 98 mph. At TCU this past season, Cashner went 9-4 in 30 games as a relief pitcher. He posted a 2.32 ERA over 54.1 innings, collecting nine saves and striking out 80 batters.

With Boise this season, Cashner was 1-1 with a 4.96 ERA in six appearances, four of them starts. In his last three appearances with Boise, Cashner went 1-0 allowing three runs, just one of them earned, in 10.2 innings pitched.

The Cubs currently stand in first place atop the Florida State League East Division with a key series forthcoming this weekend against the Jupiter Hammerheads to decide the second-half champion. Cashner will make his first start with Daytona this Friday against Jupiter at Roger Dean Stadium.

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