The Arizona Diamondbacks will be without one of their starting pitchers after another rough outing on Sunday.
Trevor Cahill has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a hip injury. He suffered being hit by a line drive a few weeks ago, but Rotoworld reports that it’s probably more than just the injury.
The right-hander was struck on the hip by a Marcell Ozuna line drive two weeks ago, but this is more about performance than a real physical issue. Cahill allowed 27 earned runs in 24 2/3 innings last month and has a 4.66 ERA in 96 2/3 total frames this year. He will try to get himself sorted out on a lengthy minor league rehab assignment.
Indeed, Cahill’s ERA is 81st in the MLB and gives up an average of one hit per inning.
Not counting the game against the Miami Marlins when Cahill went out after the injury, the starter has given up less than four runs just once in his previous seven outings.
His best performance by far recently was on June 14th against the San Diego Padres giving up just two earned runs, five hits, and recorded 10 strikeouts. The Diamondbacks still lost 2-1.