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Matt Garza out indefinitely with stress reaction in elbow

Aug 6, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that Matt Garza suffered a stress reaction in his right elbow and is sidelined indefinitely.

5:47 PM: After keeping him on the active roster but unavailable to pitch for two weeks the Cubs are expected to finally place Matt Garza on the disabled list with a strained right triceps.

Tests showed no structural damage, but fluid around the muscle left him unable to pitch and ruled out the Cubs being able to trade Garza by the July 31 deadline.

He was initially penciled in to pitch Tuesday against the Padres, but those plans were canceled after two weekend bullpen sessions left Garza sore. For now the Cubs continue to insist the injury is minor, but if they’re going to trade Garza it’ll have to wait until the offseason.

  1. johnnyb1976 - Aug 6, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Now we know why nobody wanted to trade for him, his shoulder is shot.

  2. randygnyc - Aug 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    “stress reaction”. WTH is that? Did you mean a stress fracture?

    • geoknows - Aug 7, 2012 at 10:33 AM

      Not the same thing, but related. A stress reaction is a precursor to a stress fracture.

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