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54 Jaime Garcia SP
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 7/8/1986 | Birthplace: Reynosa, Mexico | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: St. Louis | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $5,875,000 | Owned/Started%: 81/38 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia lined up to make next start Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia's next start has been pushed to Tuesday against the Cubs after he was scratched from Thursday's start against the Padres due to a mild groin strain, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Garcia threw in the outfield Wednesday, and he is now expected to throw a bullpen session Saturday or Sunday.

“Things are progressing really well,” Garcia said. “It was pretty sore for the first two or three days, but it’s been getting better and better since then.”

Tim Cooney will start in Garcia's absence Thursday.


Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia won't start Thursday, should avoid DL


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said left-hander Jaime Garcia will not make his next start on Thursday. Garcia is nursing a groin injury suffered in his start on June 25 in Miami. He has not pitched since that game, and it is unclear when he will make his next start. 

However, Matheny did indicate Garcia will avoid the disabled list, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Matheny: Cardinals taking wait-and-see approach with Jaime Garcia


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia (groin) remains questionable to start Thursday against the Padres after failing to throw Monday and Tuesday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

While Garcia said he felt better Tuesday, the Cardinals could have Tim Cooney or Michael Wacha throw in Garcia's absence Thursday and further push the left-hander back until Saturday.

“We’ll wait and see,” manager Mike Matheny said. “We’ll wait and see.”


Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (groin) may be bumped to Thursday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia, who was scratched from his upcoming start Tuesday due to a groin injury he suffered running the bases, may make his next start Thursday, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

However, there remains a chance that Garcia might not pitch until Saturday, as the Cardinals juggle their rotation. Garcia is 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA in seven starts this season. 


Jaime Garcia scratched from Tuesday's start for Cardinals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia didn't throw his bullpen session as planned on Saturday, and he's been scratched from his scheduled start on Tuesday. 

Garcia was forced to leave his previous start after injuring his groin running the bases. 

Lance Lynn will make the start on Tuesday in Garcia's place, per the Belleville News Democrat.


Cardinals' Jaime Garcia on track for Tuesday's start, skipper says


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia is currently set to stay on schedule and make his next start on Tuesday against the White Sox. Garcia was forced to leave his start on Wednesday when he suffered a groin cramp while running the bases.

"Today, it looked like a good report," manager Mike Matheny said prior to Thursday game, per MLB.com. "The trainers had him in the weight room just doing some light work on his legs, so that's a good sign. So we'll just continue to watch him day-by-day.

"At this point he's just going to try to stay on his normal program and if anything doesn't feel right, we'll back off."


Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia suffered groin injury in win over Marlins


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia shut down the Marlins on Wednesday, but couldn't continue after suffering a groin injury while running the bases in the top of the eighth inning, per MLB.com.

"Something grabbed me there," Garcia said. "We'll see how it feels, and it should be OK, hopefully."

Garcia said he anticipates he will be able to make his next start. Manager Mike Matheny credited the injury to a cramp that happened earlier in the game and that Garcia didn't mention.

"He had a cramp and felt it apparently a couple innings before, when he was pitching, and failed to mention it," Matheny said.

Despite the injury, Garcia picked up his third win of the year after allowing just one earned run on 90 pitches.

"He was terrific," Matheny said. "He gave up a couple hard-hit balls -- obviously the one with Stanton -- but he really limited the damage. You could tell with the kind of ground balls that he was getting how much movement he had today."


Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia goes seven innings in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia shut the Marlins down on Wednesday.

Garcia was impressive during his seven-inning, 90-pitch performance. He allowed just five hits and one earned run before being pulled from the game. His command was crisp as he struck out four batters and didn't allow a walk as he picked up his third win of the season.

Garcia (3-3) has a 1.69 ERA with 32 strikeouts and seven walks in 48 innings of work this season.


Cardinals P Jaime Garcia goes six scoreless innings


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia did not allow an earned run in a no-decision during Thursday afternoon's 2-1 loss to the Twins. 

Garcia went six innings, gave up four hits, walked two batters and struck out four. He's now gone 14 consecutive innings without surrendering an earned run. Garcia now has a 1.76 ERA this season. 

Garcia's next start is projected for June 24 against the Marlins. 


Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia throws eight shutout innings on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/12/2015) Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia was dominant in his start against the Royals on Friday. Garcia twirled a four-hit shutout over eight innings, striking out six. He did not walk a batter, throwing 73 of his 96 pitches for strikes in the 4-0 win.

Garcia (2-3) lowered his ERA to a very impressive 2.06 on the year. He has now gone at least six innings while allowing no more than three earned runs in his each of his five starts this year.

He'll try to stay on a roll in his next start, scheduled for Wednesday against the Twins in Minnesota.


Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia goes seven strong in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/7/2015) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia had good stuff against the Dodgers on Saturday, but it wasn't enough as his team only recorded one hit and dropped the game 2-0.

"When [Garcia is] healthy, this is what he does," manager Mike Matheny said, per MLB.com. "I'm not surprised. It would be nice to get him some run support, though."

Garcia, who picked up the loss, tossed seven innings, allowing six hits and two earned runs, while striking out six batters.

"This was a tough one, but he answered the bell, in my opinion," Matheny said. "He kept us right in that game, to where it was who was going to flinch first. They had the ball get down the line just past Pete (Kozma), that really was kind of the difference maker. But Jaime was very good."

Garcia (1-3) has a 2.67 ERA in 27 innings this season with 18 strikeouts.


Cardinals P Jaime Garcia limits Brewers to 1 run in loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia gave up one earned run in Monday evening's 1-0 loss to the Brewers. 

Garcia went seven innings and allowed his lone run in the first inning. He struck out four batters, walked none and surrendered three hits. It was a strong performance but one that saw no run support from his offense.

"He had a great sinker today and his slider was probably as sharp as we've seen it," Matheny said of Garcia, per MLB.com. "He mixed in the curveball and changeup enough, but just late, hard movement at the bottom of the zone turns into the ability to throw less than 90 pitches through seven. That's pretty rare stuff."

Garcia is now 1-2 with an ERA of 2.70. 

His next start is projected for Saturday against the Dodgers. 


Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia earns first win of season Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits to earn his first win of the season during Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

Garcia allowed two runs in the first inning when Yasmany Tomas doubled in two runs. He also surrendered a solo home run to Nick Ahmed in the second inning. He struck out five batters and did not walk a hitter during the outing.

Garcia (1-1) was making his second start of the season and he has earned a quality start in his first two starts. His next expected start is scheduled for Monday against the Brewers.


Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia goes seven strong in season debut


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/21/2015) Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia had a solid season-debut in Thursday's loss to the Mets. Garcia, who had been out since the middle of last season with a shoulder injury, pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He struck out three and walked five on the afternoon.

"We have had a couple starters in this spot throw close to 100 pitches and not get us out of the third or the fourth," manager Mike Matheny said, per MLB.com. "The fact that he was able to throw seven for us, that means that he was good, and he kept us in the game. Jaime's stuff looked right. It was good to have him back."

Garcia allowed an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth, and then was touched up for a solo home run by Lucas Duda in the sixth.

"I felt fine," Garcia said. "I didn't even know how many pitches I threw. I was just trying to compete and make pitches until they took me out of the game. It was as good as it can be."

His next start will likely be Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. 


Cardinals activate Jaime Garcia, option Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) The Cardinals officially activated pitcher Jaime Garcia (shoulder) from the disabled list ahead of his first start of the season on Thursday against the Mets. In a corresponding move, the Cardinals optioned right-hander Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A Memphis.

Garcia registered a 7.27 ERA in 8 2/3 innings of rehab work this season while on the shelf. He posted a 4.12 ERA in 43 2/3 innings last season.

St. Louis is an underdog (+100) at Citi Field, per VegasInsider.com.


Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia to make season debut Thursday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will make his first start of the season on Thursday against the Mets, manager Mike Matheny announced on Sunday.

Garcia has been the beginning of the season the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury. He has made multiple rehab starts in Triple-A, posting a 7.27 ERA in 8 2/3 innings of work.

"He's been very clear that he's been feeling much stronger [than he did in Spring Training], and he has an ability to respond after he throws," general manager John Mozeliak said to MLB.com. "Getting his pitch count up was critical, but clearly, right now, we need someone to step up and take that fifth spot. He'll get that chance."

Garcia posted a 3-1 record with a 4.12 ERA in 43 2/3 innings of work in 2014. 


Cardinals considering Jaime Garcia for Thursday start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday that the team hasn't decided who will start Thursday against the Mets, but he's leaning toward having Jaime Garcia make his season debut for that game, KMOX.com reports.

Garcia threw 93 pitches in six innings Friday and declared himself ready to be activated from the disabled list. He's working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery.


Cardinals' Jaime Garcia could be nearing return from DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) When asked if Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia (shoulder) would require one more rehab start before rejoining the big-league club, manager Mike Matheny said, "We'll see," per the St. Louis Post Dispatch on Saturday.

Garcia allowed two runs on six hits over six innings of work during a rehab outing in Double-A on Friday. He owns a 7.27 ERA through 8 2/3 minor-league rehab innings.

He joined the big-league clubhouse prior to Saturday's game against Detroit, and appeared encouraged by how he felt on Friday. Although he hasn't talked to Matheny about his next step, he indicated he's ready to be activated from the disabled list, per MLB.com.

"He had a smile on his face," Matheny said. "Excitement in his eye. He wants to pitch. It sounds like it was a good outing, everything was there. Now we'll see."


Cardinals P Jaime Garcia throws 93 pitches in rehab outing Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia allowed two runs on six hits over six innings of work during a rehab outing in Double-A on Friday, the team announced.

Garcia did not walk a batter and struck out six. He threw 93 pitches, 65 of which went for strikes. Garcia is recovering from shoulder surgery in the offseason.  


Cardinals' Garcia, Gonzales 'evenly matched' in rehab schedule


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Monday that pitchers Jaime Garcia (shoulder) and Marco Gonzales (shoulder) are "evenly matched" when asked which would be ready to return to major-league action first, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

"One is coming from a higher volume (of pitches) in Garcia’s case, but he hasn’t had a lot of game opportunities. So we have to be patient with that," Mozeliak said. "In Marco’s case, he just has to get his volume back up. I would expect that to (happen) relatively quickly. But we also want to be smart about it. I don’t see either of them helping us out in (Tyler) Lyons’ next start. At the minimum this gives both of those guys one more start and I could envision a couple more before we’re really at that comfort level."

The Cardinals plan to use one or both of the pitchers to help fill the workload needed after the season-ending injury to Adam Wainwright. If either or both struggle or deal with continued health issues, the Cardinals could look outside the organization for pitching help.

"As long as our starters are giving us a chance, we’re going to try to do this internally," Mozeliak said. "If something makes sense for us to pursue, we certainly will. We’re not naïve. You lose Adam Wainwright and that’s 230 innings gone. … We understand we have to backfill. If that can come from Marco Gonzales and Jaime Garcia, then great. If not, we have work to do."


Cardinals' Jaime Garcia struggles in rehab debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia made his first rehab start with Triple-A Memphis Sunday, giving up five earned runs on six hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings while striking out three.

Garcia threw 42 of his 72 pitches for strikes in the ugly outing. He's recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and is likely ticketed for more rehab work after Sunday's results, provided he didn't suffer a setback.


Cardinals mull six-man rotation, prefer Garcia to Gonzales


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) The Cardinals are considering moving to a six-man rotation to help battle the loss of ace Adam Wainwright, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

"It’s not something we would rule out," general manager John Mozeliak said Saturday. "It’s something we’ve talked about, but we haven’t decided if that’s the best option for us. It’s something I think a lot about, and I know (manager) Mike (Matheny) and (pitching coach Derek Lilliquist) do too. It’s on the table."

With Michael Wacha and Carlos Martinez not being ticketed for 200-inning seasons, the team is considering whether to roll out a six-man rotation or to go with a five-man rotation and periodically skip starts of the two younger pitchers while giving others spot starts in their place. However, a six-man rotation could throw off the routines of Lance Lynn and John Lackey. If the team does opt for a five-man rotation, Jaime Garcia is the preferred long-term option over Marco Gonzales.

"If Jaime is good to go, we’ll try to find a spot in the rotation for him," Mozeliak said. "When he’s been healthy, Jaime has been a very good pitcher."

Garcia is set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis Sunday.


Cardinals confirm Sunday rehab start for P Jaime Garcia


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will indeed make his first rehab start on Sunday. He'll pitch for Triple-A Memphis, and will be limited to about 80 pitches, according to MLB.com. Garcia is working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery. The team has not declared how many rehab starts Garcia will need before he can rejoin the team.


Report: Cardinals LHP Jaime Garcia to start rehab stint Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Cardinals veteran left-hander Jaime Garcia will begin a rehab assignment Sunday if his shoulder responds well before then, per MLB.com.

The report did not indicate where he will pitch.

The 38-year-old Garcia, who threw live batting practice Tuesday, has been sidelined since last June and underwent offseason surgery.


Cardinals SP Garcia (shoulder) throws live batting practice Tues.


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, threw a 70-pitch batting practice session on Tuesday. The Cardinals will wait to see how Garcia responds to the session on Wednesday before making any decisions on next steps, according to MLB.com