Andrew Cashner gets MRI results

Updated: May 17, 2011, 8:15 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

An MRI Tuesday on Chicago Cubs pitcher Andrew Cashner's right shoulder revealed a reoccurrence of the rotator cuff strain that put him on the disabled list on April 8.

Cashner was three-quarters of the way through a bullpen side session on Monday in Mesa, Ariz., when he felt discomfort behind his right shoulder.

Cashner's rehab will be similar to what he's gone through the past six weeks. There's no new timetable for Cashner to start throwing again.

"It's a tough day for the Cubs and Andrew," general manager Jim Hendry said. "He had sailed through his rehab up to this point and was just a few pitches away from being sent out on a rehab start."

Cashner was headed home to Texas on Tuesday for personal reasons unrelated to his injury, but was evaluated by the team's medical staff before he left.

Both Cashner and fellow Cubs starter Randy Wells went on the DL on April 8. Wells suffered a right forearm strain. Wells' first rehab start will be Tuesday in Peoria, Ill.

Bruce Levine covers the Cubs for ESPNChicago.com.

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Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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