Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:49:56 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) said he's been throwing bullpen sessions for more than two weeks, and he's feeling like he's "ahead of schedule."
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 19:40:34 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) said he expects to begin a throwing program in the next few days. He underwent season-ending shoulder surgery around three months ago.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 20:25:00 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) is targeting a return in October, should the team make the postseason. The team is unlikely to push for Garcia to be ready to pitch, but if he is ready in October, he might be able to be in position to follow a normal offseason program.
Thu, 30 May 2013 12:48:37 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals moved SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, May 30.
Fantasy Tip: Garcia is expected to miss the rest of the season. You can safely cut him in formats.
Wed, 22 May 2013 09:59:06 -0700
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) has received a recommendation from Dr. James Andrews to have season-ending shoulder surgery, according to sources close to the situation. Andrews confirmed a diagnosis of a "30 to 40" percent tear of the labrum in his left shoulder. The team doctor will perform the operation. According to those sources, Andrews told Garcia of his amazement that the pitcher was able to perform as well as he did considering the condition of the shoulder.
Fantasy Tip: The left-hander will almost certainly finish the 2013 season with a 5-2 record, a 3.58 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP and a 6.99 K/9 in 55 1/3 innings. It's disappointing, but this is the reason that Garcia came at such a seeming bargain in fantasy drafts. He can be dropped from redraft rosters, of course, and his keeper value is tenuous.
Wed, 22 May 2013 09:45:42 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) will undergo shoulder surgery.
Fantasy Tip: The talented but injury-prone southpaw doesn't disappoint on the negative side of his reputation. Stash him wherever possible, but this looks like it'll be a long absence, possibly the rest of the season, knowing his history of slow recovery. This might mean Chris Carpenter (shoulder) will come back sooner than expected this summer. He's worth a tuckaway.
Sun, 19 May 2013 23:21:28 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Tyler Lyons will be called up from Triple-A Memphis to start Wednesday, May 22. Lyons is in the rotation in place of SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder), who was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 19.
Sat, 18 May 2013 14:50:25 -0700
Updating previous reports, St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) said he is very concerned about his shoulder injury because it hurts more than it did last season. "It would say at this point it's worse," Garcia said. "There's pain. There's a lot more pain than last year. It started three starts ago. I was feeling great up to that point. Just tried to take care of it, doing little things here or there, and it went downhill. It got worse and worse. I'm very concerned. I'm very concerned."
Sat, 18 May 2013 14:19:36 -0700
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) is scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews to have his shoulder examined.
Sat, 18 May 2013 14:05:40 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals will place SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list because of a shoulder strain. The team will be recalling RP Mitchell Boggs from Triple-A Memphis.
Fantasy Tip: Garcia has pitched pretty well this season but will be missing time because of his shoulder injury. Owners should consider placing him on their bench or disabled list until he is able to return. It is not known who will take his place in the starting rotation at this point.