The Cubs received good news and some not so good news Tuesday in regards to their fourth and fifth starters. Randy Wells completed his rehab start with the Peoria Chiefs but Andrew Cashner suffered a setback and will be shutdown for two to three weeks. Randy Wells made his first rehab start Tuesday night but took the loss as the Chiefs lost to the Quad Cities River Bandits 3-1. Wells allowed three runs, one earned, on six hits without a walk and one strikeout in 3 2/3 innings. Two of the six hits Wells surrendered went for doubles.
Wells threw 48 pitches, 34 for strikes.
Andrew Cashner could be out until mid-July after aggravating his strained rotator cuff. Cashner was in Chicago Tuesday for an MRI on his shoulder after not being able to throw in an extended spring training game Monday. The MRI revealed the same inflammation in the same spot as the first MRI back in April.
According to the Sun-Times, the Cubs have shut him down and his rehab process is back at step one.
The Cubs are 2-9 in the 11 starts made by their fourth and fifth starters this season.