Baltimore Orioles: Andrew Cashner Makes It Clear He Does Not Want To Be Traded
The Baltimore Orioles starter says he’d potentially sit out if traded by the O’s.
With the Baltimore Orioles very much rebuilding there’s little doubt the team will look to shop some of their veteran players come summertime
One player the Orioles almost surely will look to move is starting pitcher Andrew Cashner. The 32-year-old right-hander has enjoyed a bounce-back season in 2019.
After pitching to an ERA over five for the Baltimore Orioles, last season Cashner’s ERA currently sits at a respectable 4.14, and he holds a winning record of 4-2.
If Cashner continues to pitch the way he has so far this season a contender surely would be interested in acquiring him as he could be a perfect piece for a team in need of a fourth or fifth starter.
However, despite likely interest from contending teams and the Orioles having the worst record in baseball Cashner has made it very clear he doesn’t want to go anywhere.
In a recent interview with the Athletic, Cashner shared his desire to stay in Baltimore. Saying, “I wish I had a no-trade clause.”
On top of saying he likes Baltimore, the coaching staff and teammates Cashner made it clear that his family is the main reason why a trade is not something he wants to happen. If a trade were to happen, the right-hander said he’d have to “sit down with my family and decide what’s best for me.”
One option Cashner even listed was sitting out the rest of the 2019 season if he were to be moved.
Though the pitcher said that it’s no guarantee, he’d sit out instead it’s an option if the move does not work out for his family.
“I haven’t thought about it too much.” Cashner told the Athletic “At the end of the day, I kind of control what I want to do. Whether I want to go, whether I want to stay, “I’d just have to sit down with my family and find out what’s best for us.”
For the entire story on Cashner read it here.