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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: 6 | Salary: $5,875,000 | Owned/Started%: 19/1 | Average Draft Position: 260.06
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Pair of Cardinals undergo successful surgery Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:32 am ET) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and pitcher Jaime Garcia underwent successful surgeries Friday, according to MLB.com.

Garcia had surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome. He's expected to miss the rest of the season while recovering from the surgery. 

Molina had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb. He's expected to miss between 8-12 weeks while he recovers. He hopes to be back before the end of the regular season. 


Jaime Garcia transferred to 60-day disabled list


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) The Cardinals officially moved pitcher Jaime Garcia to the 60-day disabled list, in order to free up a 40-man roster spot.

Garcia is slated to undergo season-ending surgery on his pitching shoulder Friday, to correct thoracic outlet syndrome. 


Jaime Garcia to have surgery Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will have season-ending surgery Friday, according to the USA Today.

Garcia will have surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome. He'll miss the entire season due to the injury. Garcia had a 4.12 ERA over 43 2/3 innings prior to the injury.


Cardinals GM not happy with Jaime Garcia's decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak did not seem pleased with Jaime Garcia's decision to undergo shoulder surgery, as he told BND.com Saturday.

"I am a little surprised that it went from where it was the last couple of days to where it is today," Mozeliak said. "From a medical (standpoint), we felt like there were some other options he could consider before taking this step. He chose to go down this path."

Garcia will visit a surgeon in St. Louis Monday, and is likely to undergo season-ending surgery to relieve thoracic outlet syndrome in his pitching shoulder. However, he made the decision without discussing it with team officials, and also disclosed the surgery to the media on his own.

"Look, we want him to get healthy," he said. "If this is something that he feels is his only option, then obviously he has to do it. That still doesn't excuse the fact he could have notified us a little differently."

 


Jaime Garcia to have season-ending surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will have season-ending surgery, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Garcia will need surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome. He is expected to miss the rest of the year while he recovers. General manager John Mozeliak expressed some frustration with the injury, saying Garcia has been a "hard guy to count on." Garcia had a 4.12 ERA over 43 2/3 innings this season. 


Cardinals place two on DL, recall two from Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) The Cardinals made it official Monday, placing pitchers Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia on the disabled list due to shoulder injuries.

To take their spots on the roster, pitcher Eric Fornataro and infielder Pete Kozma were recalled from Triple-A Memphis. 

Carlos Martinez will take Wacha's spot in the rotation, but a replacement for Garcia hasn't been named yet.


Jaime Garcia back on DL with more shoulder problems


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) The Cardinals announced more bad news Sunday for starting pitcher Jaime Garcia, who had a setback with his surgically repaired left shoulder and was placed back on the 15-day disabled list, per the Belleville News-Democrat.

It's unfortunate setback for Garcia, who had been pitching well since coming off the disabled list in mid-May. Garcia heads to the DL with a 3-1 record, 4.12 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in seven starts. He also has 39 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings.


Jaime Garcia falters late in first loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia dropped his first decision of the season Friday, in a 5-1 loss to the Phillies.

Garcia was solid and even had a 1-0 lead heading into the fifth inning, but came unraveled from that point on. He pitched into the sixth but could not record an out before he was pulled in that frame, having allowed four runs on seven hits and a pair of walks in five innings. Garcia matched a season-high with seven strikeouts in the loss.

Garcia is 3-1 since returning from the disabled list, with a 4.12 ERA in seven starts. His next outing is set for Wednesday in Colorado. 


Jaime Garcia superb again


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia improved to 3-0 with seven innings of one-run ball Sunday. He's allowed one run over his last 14 innings.

Garcia, who worked out of a one out, bases-loaded jam in the second inning, scattered five hits and two walks while fanning six. He lowered his ERA to 3.72 over six starts and will take on the Phillies on Friday.


Jaime Garcia dominates Blue Jays


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia threw seven scoreless innings in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Blue Jays, allowing three hits and three walks while fanning four. Garcia improved to 2-0 in five starts since returning from the DL and lowered his ERA to 4.26.

This was easily Garcia's best start of the year. He'll try to keep it going in his next start against the Nationals.


Jaime Garcia hit hard in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia stumbled for the first time Tuesday, in an 8-7 loss to the Royals.

Garcia gifted a 4-0 lead after the second inning, but simply couldn't make it stand up. He gave the lead back and more in the fifth inning, as the Royals got to him for six runs in the frame.

Garcia was charged with six runs on eight hits in his five innings of work, but the offense bailed him out as he settled for a no-decision in the loss. He struck out three batters and walked none, while throwing 87 pitches in the outing.

Garcia remains 1-0 in four starts since returning from the disabled list, but now carries an ugly 5.47 ERA into his next outing, set for Sunday in Toronto.  


Jaime Garcia has his faults


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/30/2014) Jaime Garcia made 32 starts in 2011. He's made made 32 starts since.

Three of those starts have come this year, and for the most part, he's looked good in them, recording 19 strikeouts without issuing a single walk in 19 2/3 innings.

But durability isn't the only reason you might shy away from him in Fantasy. For as good as we remember him being before all the arm troubles sidelined him in recent years, he has never had better than 1.30 WHIP in a major-league season.

Now obviously, he has good control, so it's not like walks are the issue. And while he has a history of giving up hits in bunches, few of them are home runs, which should keep his ERA relatively low.

But still, that high of a WHIP for a pitcher who won't deliver a big strikeout total can't be a good thing.

It doesn't mean Garcia is a bum or not worth your time in Fantasy, but it does mean he may not be the biggest priority off the waiver wire in standard mixed leagues right now.


Bullpen lets Jaime Garcia down in quality start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia tossed his first quality start of the season Thursday, but it came in a no-decision in a 6-5 loss to the Giants.

Garcia left the game in line for the win, with the Cardinals up 4-3 after seven innings. He did his part by limiting the Giants to three runs on five hits in seven innings, while striking out seven batters, with much of the damage coming on a pair of solo home runs.

The bullpen could not hang on to Garcia's lead, as he took his second no-decision in three starts since coming back from the disabled list. He is 1-0 with a 4.12 ERA in 19 2/3 innings of work heading into his next start, Tuesday against the Royals. 


Durability issues not a reason to overlook Jaime Garcia


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia has pitched pretty well since coming off the disabled list. He might have a 4.26 ERA through two starts, but he hasn't walked a batter and has recorded 12 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings.

Garcia has also averaged 16 Fantasy points over his first two starts. Despite his moderate success, Fantasy owners haven't been flocking to waivers to add the left-handed hurler, which likely has a lot to do with his past injury problems. But as I wrote in this week's Waiver Wire column, that shouldn't be the reason you avoid adding Garcia in Fantasy.

Maybe Garcia doesn't have a good history with durability, but he's a pretty good pitcher when he's on the mound. From 2010-13, he had a .613 winning percentage and 3.38 ERA in 89 starts. Garcia does get hit hard at times, but he's good at not compounding the problem with walks, yielding just 2.3 walks per nine innings from 2011-13.

If the back of your rotation looks a little weak and you are already scouring the waiver wire for a replacement, don't overlook Garcia as a potential option to add to your rotation.


Jaime Garcia picks up first win since return from injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia put together a solid outing Saturday night against the Cardinals, striking out seven and picking up his first win of the season. It was his first win since May 17, 2013.

Garcia surrendered two runs on six hits and no walks in 5 2/3 innings of work. He tossed 75 pitches, 55 for strikes. Over his first two starts covering 12 2/3 innings, Garcia has allowed six earned runs.

Following the 6-3 home win, Garcia will make his next start Thursday at home against San Francisco.

Jaime Garcia comes close to win first 2014 start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia (shoulder) was back on a major-league mound Sunday against the Braves for the first time in just over a year. However, he walked away with a no-decision.

Garcia gave up a run in the first inning, as Freedie Freeman parked a solo home run with two outs. Garcia didn't allow another run until Justin Upton cut the Atlanta deficit to 3-2 with a solo home run leading off the fourth inning. 

The left-handed hurler was pitching with a 4-2 lead until Freeman tied the game with a one-out, two-RBI single in the sixth inning. 

The Cardinals went ahead 5-4 in the seventh inning and Garcia was in line for the win until closer Trevor Rosenthal blew a save in the ninth inning. Garcia was charged with four runs on five hits and no walks in seven innings, while striking out five.

He will make his next start Saturday at Cincinnati.


Jorge Rondon optioned as Jaime Garcia comes off DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) The Cardinals activated starting pitcher Jaime Garcia from the 15-day disabled list Sunday to start against the Braves. Reliever Jorge Rondon was optioned to Triple-A Memphis to clear a roster spot.

Cardinals establish rotation plans following rainout


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) With Wednesday's game against the Cubs rained out, the Cardinals are able to push everyone in the rotation back one day.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that will push Jaime Garcia into the rotation in Sunday's spot against the Braves, assuming he gets through his side session Thursday without issue. Michael Wacha will pitch Thursday, followed by Lance Lynn Friday, Shelby Miller Saturday, Garcia Sunday and Adam Wainwright Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. 


Jaime Garcia gets Saturday start over Tim Cooney


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia (shoulder, elbow) said he's been told he will make his season debut Saturday against the Braves. Garcia was chosen over Tim Cooney.

Cardinals GM names two possible Saturday starters


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014)  The Cardinals have a few possibilities for Saturday's open rotation spot, and general manager John Mozeliak named a few of them Tuesday.

Mozeliak told MLB.com Jaime Garcia and Tim Cooney are both candidates to take the mound Saturday against the Braves. Garcia is working his way back to full strength following a shoulder injury, and has been pitching at Triple-A Memphis on a rehab assignment, where Cooney is also working.

If Garcia still needs more rehab time, Cooney could make his major-league debut. The 23-year-old is 4-2 in eight starts at Triple-A, with a 2.94 ERA in 49 innings of work.


Jaime Garcia could rejoin rotation after starter placed on DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) The Cardinals will be looking to fill a spot in the team's rotation with Tyler Lyons going on the disabled list due to a left shoulder strain. A possible replacement is starting pitcher Jaime Garcia (shoulder, elbow), who is on a rehab assignment.

Garcia has posted a 5.14 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in two starts during his rehab assignment (Double-A, Triple-A). He has walked three batters, struck out seven and allowed two home runs in seven innings.


Jaime Garcia throws 74 pitches in Triple-A start Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia completed five innings in his rehab start with Triple-A Memphis Monday, giving up two earned runs on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts.

Garcia threw 74 pitches in the rehab outing, with 45 of them going for strikes. He's working his way back from a shoulder injury that has kept him from pitching in the majors since May of last year. Garcia could be facing an activation this week.


Jaime Garcia will make next rehab start Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said pitcher Jaime Garcia's next minor-league rehab start will be Monday with Double-A Springfield, MLB.com reports.

Garcia, who has been recovering from a shoulder injury, has not pitched in a major league game since last May. He left Sunday's Double-A rehab start after two innings and 28 pitches after being struck on the back of the left elbow by a pitch. 


GM: Jaime Garcia could join team after weekend rehab start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2014) General manager John Mozeliak said Cardinals veteran left-hander Jaime Garcia could make his next rehab start Sunday or Monday and join the team for his next start, per insideSTL.com.

Garcia, who has been recovering from a shoulder injury, has not pitched in a major league game since last May. He was forced to leave his last rehab start when he was struck in the left elbow with a line drive.


Jaime Garcia feeling good, but not set to start again


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia is not feeling many after effects from a line drive taken off his left elbow in his last minor-league rehab start, according to MLB.com.

General manager John Mozeliak told MLB.com Wednesday Garcia "looks and feels good," but does not have a scheduled date to return to action. Garcia is working his way back from surgery on his left shoulder.