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Cardinals | Jaime Garcia likely out until 2014

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.

2013-05-22 09:59:06 | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman

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