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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||110.00||7.00||6.00||0.00||3.60||1.18||95.00||23.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Shoulder - 15-day DL. Out until at least late April|
|vs LHB|| 10.0||0||0|| 7.20||0||1||11|
|vs RHB|| 33.2||0||0|| 3.21||0||6||28|
|12/26/2014||J.D. Martinez, RF DET|
Torii Hunter, RF MIN
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
Marcell Ozuna, CF MIA
Prince Fielder, 1B TEX
Jonathan Lucroy, C MIL
Hunter Pence, RF SF
Scott Kazmir, SP OAK
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAD
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
Casey Janssen, RP WAS
Dallas Keuchel, SP HOU
|Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
Greg Holland, RP KC
Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
Jaime Garcia, SP STL
Joe Mauer, 1B MIN
Carlos Gonzalez, RF COL
Ken Giles, RP PHI
Starling Marte, LF PIT
Josh Harrison, 3B PIT
Brian McCann, C NYY
Jake McGee, RP TB
|12/26/2014||Jaime Garcia, SP STL||Starlin Castro, SS CHC|
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
|12/24/2014||Jaime Garcia, SP STL|
Teoscar Hernandez, CF HOU
Franklin Morales, RP KC
T.J. House, SP CLE
Ubaldo Jimenez, SP BAL
Trevor Cahill, SP ATL
Rubby De La Rosa, SP ARI
|Rafael Soriano, RP WAS|
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinals' Jaime Garcia scheduled to face hitters Friday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/13/15) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Sunday without limitations and is scheduled to face hitters Friday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Garcia will throw another bullpen session Wednesday, and if he can get through it without issue, he'll be set to progress to facing batters in a live batting practice session Friday.
"I think it's twofold -- one is the recovery," general manager John Mozeliak said Monday. "I would also say it's volume, meaning as you saw in spring training when Jaime was throwing, he seemed to do very well when he in that 30-, 40-pitch range. As it started to expand is when things got a little more difficult for him."
Mozeliak said that Garcia's goal is still to pitch as a starter in the majors, and the team is keeping him on that track while testing what his arm can and cannot handle.
"If he starts to have a regression we can take a step back and be patient," Mozeliak said. "I still think his goal is to get back as a starter and that's how he wants us to push him."
Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia could return in two weeks
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/5/15) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will resume throwing this week and could throw in an extended spring training or minor league game in two weeks, general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday per MLB.com.
"Really the last couple weeks, it was really about slowing things down, allowing him to get that strength back," Mozeliak said. "Now that he's starting to feel stronger, it will allow him to throw more. … I would say in the next week to two weeks we'll have a better idea perhaps about when he's expected to return or what a rehab assignment might look like."
Cardinals' Garcia starts playing catch, aims to throw off mound soon
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/1/15) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia, who is on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, began playing catch Wednesday, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Garcia is aiming to start throwing off a mound next week.
Garcia added he will build up to throwing 80 pitches before he will likely begin a minor-league rehab assignment.
"We're trying to make sure the inflammation is reduced and try to get there as quick and safe as possible," said Garcia, who had thoracic outlet syndrome surgery in July to address a nerve problem affecting his shoulder. "Whatever (the medical staff) has written down, we're just going to take it one day at a time."
Garcia indicated Wednesday the plan was for him to miss the first month of the season coming off surgery.
"Originally, the plan was for me to ready by the end of April or early May," Garcia said. "But by the fact that things were going so well, we moved things ahead a little bit."
Cardinals add Carlos Villanueva, place Jaime Garcia on DL
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/30/15) The Cardinals have purchased the contract of pitcher Carlos Villanueva and placed pitcher Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury, the team announced Monday.
Garcia had been delivering an great performance this spring, posting a 3.86 ERA and 13:3 K:BB ratio in 9 1/3 innings, but suffered a setback in the last few days. He said Sunday he has been dealing with fatigue and soreness. Garcia will likely pitch in extended spring training in preparation for his late start to the regular season.
Garcia was in the mix to serve as the team's fifth starter before his setback, but that role will likely fall to either Carlos Martinez or Marco Gonzales.
Villanueva has surrendered six earned runs in 11 innings while striking out 11 batters and walking two this spring.
Cardinals' Jaime Garcia not expected to make Opening Day roster
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/29/15) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia is not expected to be on the team's Opening Day roster while dealing with arm fatigue, MLB.com reports. Garcia indicated Sunday he's been feeling fatigue and soreness in his arm the last few days.
"I wasn't able to recover," Garcia said. "Things weren't getting any better [Saturday], the day before my start. I think it's just a matter of still recovering. Maybe it got to the point where it was a little too much for my body this early. Now, we just back off a little bit or take a couple days off, whatever decision they're going to make."
Garcia is expected to remain in Florida for extended spring training and build his arm back up during a rehab assignment while on the disabled list.
|2014 summary: You've heard it all before. After spending months rehabilitating his shoulder, Jaime Garcia regained his rightful spot in the starting rotation and looked as if he hadn't missed any time at all ... for a few weeks, anyway. Then, it was back to the DL with another shoulder flareup, this one requiring surgery. It was his fifth trip to the DL for a shoulder injury in the last three years and his second surgery during that time.|
Playing time status: With all the shoulder troubles, Garcia has made only 16 starts over the last two years and 36 over the last three, yet miraculously, his performance has remained steady during that time. Because he's signed through 2015, the Cardinals have given him every opportunity to bounce back, and he looks like he may be on the verge of securing a rotation spot with a strong performance this spring. Up-and-comer Carlos Martinez is also in the mix, however.
2015 outlook: This latest procedure for Garcia involved removing a rib to relieve pressure on the nerves in his shoulder area. The hope is it'll eliminate some of the more troublesome symptoms he's had over the years, such as numbness in his pitching hand. Still, you'd have to be a real optimist to take a flier on him at this point. In a best-case scenario, he's capable of Derek Holland-like numbers, but again, you've heard it all before.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/18/15||CIN||2:15 pm||Homer Bailey|
|4/19/15||CIN||8:05 pm||Mike Leake|
|4/21/15||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Gio Gonzalez|
|4/22/15||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Doug Fister|
|4/23/15||@ WAS||4:05 pm||Max Scherzer|
|4/24/15||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Matt Garza|
|4/25/15||@ MIL||7:10 pm||Wily Peralta|
= probable start