Brad Brach

Orioles believe Andrew Cashner's experience can help young, inexperienced pitching staff grow

Orioles believe Andrew Cashner's experience can help young, inexperienced pitching staff grow

It is likely that no one inside the Orioles clubhouse knows Andrew Cashner better than reliever Brad Brach. As members of the San Diego Padres bullpen in 2012, they spent every day together as young relievers trying to find major league success.

The next season, Cashner moved into the Padres starting rotation as Brach continued to pitch in relief. He eventually became an All-Star after his trade to the Orioles. Now they are teammates again after the Orioles signed Cashner, an addition that gives the team a veteran starting pitcher it desperately needs.

“He’s a competitor, man,” Brach said Friday. “When he goes out there, there’s not many guys that I’ve seen out there and as...

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