Andrew Cashner to consult specialist

Updated: May 20, 2011, 8:34 PM ET
By Bruce Levine |

Chicago Cubs right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner will fly to Los Angeles on Monday to consult Dr. Lewis Yocum about his right shoulder.

An MRI on Tuesday revealed a recurrence of the rotator cuff strain that put him on the disabled list on April 8.

Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said right now the plan is for Cashner to rest for two weeks and the begin his rehabilitation all over again.

Cashner felt discomfort behind his right shoulder during a bullpen session in Mesa, Ariz. on Monday.

Bruce Levine covers baseball for and ESPN 1000.

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