Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:06:29 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) and RP Jason Motte (elbow) are making progress with their throwing programs. Garcia is facing live batters in batting practice this week and is scheduled to pitch in an extended spring game later this week. Motte is further along after throwing roughly 20 pitches in a spring game Monday, April 14, and he will make two more appearances this week. The team hasn't set a date for Motte to begin a rehab assignment.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:02:38 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said he is receiving good reports on SP Jaime Garcia's (shoulder) progress from his shoulder injury. Garcia will continue to throw long toss and bullpen sessions in order to build up strength in his arm. Matheny does not know if Garcia will face batters soon.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 14:50:03 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) is scheduled to have his sore shoulder examined by Dr. James Andrews Monday, March 10, in Birmingham, Ala. Garcia will remain there for several days while physical therapists design a rehabilitation plan that is unlikely to involve throwing.
Fantasy Tip: No timetable has been established for Garcia's return to the mound but it's a pretty safe bet that he won't be ready by Opening Day.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:23:09 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) has been diagnosed with bursitis, which is the swelling of the fluid-filled sac between tendons and joints in his shoulder. Garcia is unlikely to be ready for opening day now, and he may have to pitch with discomfort in his arm for the rest of his career.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:43:21 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) has returned to camp but will wait another 10 to 15 days before he resumes throwing.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:03:28 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season, but the team isn't ruling out the possibility. Dr. James Andrews didn't find any structural damage in Garcia's shoulder, but he'll receive a cortisone injection Wednesday, Feb. 26. He hasn't thrown since Feb. 18.
Fantasy Tip: It's great news that there is no structural damage, but Garcia just can't seem to get past his shoulder woes. If he can miss minimal time, the Cardinals may go with Joe Kelly to replace him in the rotation. If this is something that lingers well into the season, don't rule out Carlos Martinez making the transition to starter. Martinez has much more upside than Kelly and would be worth a roster spot in deep mixed leagues.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:01:56 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) will seek a second opinion on his shoulder from Dr. James Andrews Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:00:23 -0800
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Monday, Feb. 24, that an update will be coming on SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) Tuesday, Feb. 25. He flew to St. Louis Monday for an MRI after experiencing left shoulder discomfort last week.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 06:54:22 -0800
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) is unlikely to be ready to start the regular season in the Cardinals rotation, according to general manager John Mozeliak.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 06:53:26 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) has a shoulder issue and will be sent back to St. Louis for further evaluation.