Trevor Cahill Makes Second Rehab Start


Apr. 14, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Trevor Cahill against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Trevor Cahill returned to the mound last night for his second rehabilitation start for Triple-A Reno last night. While it was not his best outing, it is another step toward his return to the Diamondbacks’ rotation.

In 4.1 innings of work, Cahill surrendered six earned runs on six hits while totaling six strikeouts in route to a 7-3 loss. Cahill’s counterpart managed a home run against him, just one half of back-to-back shots given up.

Regardless, Cahill seems healthy, and it is just a matter of time until he gets his best stuff back. He has been sidelined since July 1 with a right hip contusion, and it has been a lingering issue ever since.

Cahill posted just a 3-10 record with a sub-par 4.66 ERA in 17 starts for Arizona before hitting the disabled list.

The Diamondbacks currently sit in second place in the NL West, behind only the Los Angeles Dodgers. Every little bit of help that Arizona can get could make a difference. As of now, they have a record of 56-55, just six games behind the first place Dodgers.