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Cashner Living Up To the Hype

Andrew Cashner (SMOKIES/ELIZABETH NEUTENS)

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – There was quite a buzz around Smokies Park when rumors of Andrew Cashner's promotion started slipping through the cracks on June 29. Twenty-four hours later, the Cubs' 2008 first round draft pick was on his way to Double-A to take the next step in his young career.

"They told me after a series in Fort Myers that I was going to be able to drive so I just went home, packed all my stuff and left the next day," Cashner recalled. Surprisingly, Cashner has started sixteen minor league games (including four with the Smokies) and has only recorded one decision, a 6-3 loss to the Montgomery Biscuits on July 9 in a game in which he did not give up an earned run...

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