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 Posted: Fri Mar 3rd, 2017 03:28 am
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A bout of biceps tendinitis forced the Texas Rangers to shut down newly acquired right-hander Andrew Cashner on Thursday, though manager Jeff Banister isn't convinced the 30-year-old is destined to start the season on the disabled list.

"It's kind of a normal thing for a lot of pitchers," Banister told Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. "It's happened early enough that we will still have time to get him ready if everything checks out okay."

Cashner, who hasn't thrown since experiencing soreness during a bullpen session earlier this week, will be examined by team medical director Dr. Keith Meister on Friday, at which point the club will reassess.

"We didn't feel the need to rush it or anything," said assistant general manager Mike Daly. "We were able to back it off for a couple of days, let it calm down. I think with Dr. Meister coming in (Thursday) that we just felt it was best to have him take a look before we put together a plan looking forward. I think that there's a little concern, but with it being so early in a camp, it's too early to tell.

Cashner, a first-round pick by the Chicago Cubs in 2008, landed a one-year, $10-million deal with Texas this winter despite struggling mightily last season, managing a career-worst 5.25 ERA (77 ERA+) with a 1.53 WHIP over 132 innings between the San Diego Padres and Miami Marlins while missing time with hamstring and back injuries.