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Orioles' Andrew Cashner lands on DL with strained lower back, might miss just one start

Orioles' Andrew Cashner lands on DL with strained lower back, might miss just one start

An Orioles starting rotation that has found its footing over the past month lost a key piece Tuesday when right-hander Andrew Cashner was scratched from his Wednesday start and placed on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

Manager Buck Showalter said Cashner began to feel back spasms shortly after his most recent start, Friday night’s 5-1 loss in Toronto. His back improved, but not to the point that he would be able to start the series finale against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards.

“It might have been the four days on the turf there in Toronto,” Showalter said. “He thinks [that] had something to do with it. He’s got a little bit better each day, but not to...

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