Jaime Garcia has begun his throwing regimen again down in the Cardinals spring training complex in Florida. (Source: Derrick Goold)
Fantasy Impact: GM John Mozeliak said Jaime could be back on a mound within two weeks, and could start a rehab assignment following treatment. Garcia has had some serious injury issues in the past and doesn't seem to be able to stay healthy. For now Carlos Martinez is locked in as the fifth starter.
Category: Injury Updates
Mon, Mar 30th 5:40pm EDT
By Michael Pollock
Jaime Garcia is going to hit the shelf before the season even begins. He's being placed on the DL for shoulder inflammation. Carlos Martinez will be officially tabbed the 5th starter. (Source: Derrick Goold)
Fantasy Impact: No one is really shocked yet again Garcia is on the disabled list. It's a shame his body could never hold up to match the talent he always displayed.
Sat, Mar 14th 1:33pm EDT
By Michael Pollock
Jaime Garcia went 4 IP giving up 1 R, 2 H and striking out 5. It was a much sharper performance than his first start and will be looking to build on that.
Fantasy Impact: Garcia may have just catapulted himself back into relevancy for the last starting spot. Between Carlos Martinez, Marco Gonzales, and Jaime Garcia, there may be no tighter race for a pitchers spot right now.
Category: , Game Recaps
Last season, SP Jaime Garcia started in just 7 games before his season was brought to an end by shoulder surgery due to thoracic outlet syndrome. The Cardinals medical staff has cleared him to resume full activity entering spring training, but it remains unclear where Garcia fits into the Cardinals' plans. However, Garcia has made it publicly known that he is a "starting pitcher" regardless of what the front office believes his role will be in 2015. (Source: STLToday)
Fantasy Impact: Garcia has a poor track record for staying healthy, to say the least. In 2008, he underwent Tommy John surgery after just 2 innings in the major leagues. He excelled in the starting rotation from 2009-2011, but in 2012, he was shutdown, mid-season, due to shoulder discomfort. In 2013 he started 9 games before undergoing surgery on his torn labrum. In 7 starts in 2014, Garcia was 3-1 with a 4.12 ERA in 43.2 innings. Despite Garcia's plans to rejoin the rotation this year, Cardinals GM, John Mozeliak, has said that he doesn't believe that Jaime is ready to pitch at the major league level.