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Jaime Garcia to be removed from NLDS roster due to shoulder injury

Oct 8, 2012, 10:10 PM EDT

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UPDATE: According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Garcia will be removed from the NLDS roster due to his shoulder injury.

The Cardinals can replace Garcia on the roster, but this makes him ineligible to pitch if the club advances to the NLCS. Of course, depending upon the severity of the injury, it’s possible he won’t be available anyway.

Interestingly, Strauss notes that several of Garcia’s teammates are “furious” over the situation. It’s not clear what they are furious about exactly, but Garcia told Jenifer Langosch of he has been bothered by shoulder discomfort since Friday. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Garcia did not say anything to the Cardinals until today’s game.

8:43 PM: Here’s some potentially troubling news for the Cardinals.

According to Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Jaime Garcia aggravated his left shoulder injury during his start in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Nationals this afternoon and was sent for an MRI.

Garcia allowed one run on two hits and three walks over just two innings this afternoon before exiting. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny pinch-hit for him during a four-run second inning and his shoulder was apparently the reason for his abbreviated outing.

Garcia missed over two months earlier this year due to a shoulder strain, so there’s a chance he could be done for the rest of the postseason. Lance Lynn, who tossed three innings in relief this afternoon, would likely take his spot in the starting rotation if the Cardinals advance to the NLCS.

  1. youjivinmeturkey - Oct 8, 2012 at 10:14 PM


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  2. okwhitefalcon - Oct 8, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    Not good for Garcia on a few fronts, from STL Post Dispatch Cards writer Joe Strauss’ twitter:

    “@JoeStrauss Jaime Garcia to be removed from postseason roster, replaced before Game 3. Several teammates furious”

    i would suspect the “furious” comment would be teammate reaction to Garcia not notifying the club his shoulder’s been sore since Friday.

    Looks like Sam Freeman or Shelby Miller will get Garcia’s roster spot.

    • okwhitefalcon - Oct 8, 2012 at 11:13 PM

      More from Strauss, not pretty for Garcia if he’s lost clubhouse and front office support support.

      “Re: Garcia. Teammates irked he would pitch such important game if dubious about shoulder. Others question condition’s severity”

    • paperlions - Oct 9, 2012 at 7:55 AM

      Please no Freeman. We already have one bad lefty reliever tempting Matheny to do dumb things….we don’t need another one.

  3. Fink - Oct 8, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    To be the best, you have to beat the best. As a Reds fan, I am sorry to hear about this injury. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, neither Garcia, nor your team are the best. :-p Looks like it’s gonna be Reds/Tigers with Reds winning in 5.

  4. beltlessbuckler - Oct 8, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    Call up Jason Larue, oh wait…Go Redlegs, get well soon Cueto!

    • cardslifer - Oct 8, 2012 at 11:09 PM

      Just goes to show what classless piece of trash you are. Even if your team had won a WS within a relevant time, your comments would still be tasteless and disgusting. And you wonder why these two teams don’t get along. Win with your play and keep your toothless mouth shut.

  5. watchfullhose - Oct 8, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Wow…why don’t you go do some more meth, random cards fan!

    • cardslifer - Oct 8, 2012 at 11:22 PM

      Funny how another person comes at me because I don’t stand for the bullcrap that was posted. I find it to be embarrassing to be a human being when we have people making stupid comments celebrating someone’s forced retirement due to an injury caused by a fight within a game. You guys can come at me all you want, but it’s truly embarrassing to make those comments. I don’t know who in their right mind would be proud of another fan making comments like that, but then again it is the Reds were talking about.

  6. beltlessbuckler - Oct 8, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Guess you didn’t read, or chime in with, any comments when Cueto got hurt, karma doesn’t play favorites. Yeah it sucks that a 36 year washed up catcher was “forced” to retire, he just learned how to hit a curve.

    • cardslifer - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:05 AM

      Sure didn’t. I enjoy watching the game of baseball. I watch the games and celebrate when they win and accept it when they lose. There’s nothing else I care about, nor feel the need to comment on an injury of a player from another team.

  7. whodeytn - Oct 8, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    Cards fans calling people classless… Now that’s rich!

  8. dcbear90 - Oct 8, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    Act like you been there before. Reds haven’t won anything yet.

    • okwhitefalcon - Oct 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM

      It’s been 17 years since they’d had a post season victory – in other words, 3 generations for Reds fan.

  9. johnnyb1976 - Oct 9, 2012 at 1:17 AM

    It’s not funny that Garcia was injured, but what is funny that cardinals fans were rejoicing about Cueto going down, now one of their guys went down. Funny how karma works huh.

    • paperlions - Oct 9, 2012 at 7:59 AM


      First, when did Cueto “go down”? He had back spasms and had to leave a game, it was obvious he’d be back soon.

      Second, I don’t know anyone that “rejoiced” or even gave a crap about Cueto because the Cardinals are playing the Nationals. Cueto back spasms = irrelevant.

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:30 AM

      You are grasping at straws Johnny. When little Joanie strained his back I called/text all my buddies lamenting how tough it is for them. How you hate to see that.
      You will have to provide proof of this as I simply do NOT buy what you are trying to sell.

  10. coachbeck - Oct 9, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    Cards fans along with steeler fans have to be the biggest pieces of low life trash sports fan have to offer. Gimme the soccer hooligans in the uk any day over these chumps ….. Go Reds! you cardinal tw@ts

  11. kicksave1980 - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:04 AM

    Coachbeck…Steelers? Cardinals? Calling out two entire fan bases. Then again, the Bengals and Reds have rolled over for both of those teams respectively for about as long as anyone can remember.

    As someone said earlier, “Act like you’ve been there before”. But really, if you’re a Cincinnati fan, you HAVEN’T been there before.

  12. coachbeck - Oct 9, 2012 at 6:20 AM

    Lol we have been here before. Yeah I called out separate fan bases for their douchebagery. B Phillips is right about the Cardinals. Lol

    • cardsfanandi - Oct 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

      Darling, if you’re defending Brandon Phillips, it’s clear you have no idea what class is anyway. He’s the Nyjer Morgan of the reds, in case you haven’t heard.

  13. paperlions - Oct 9, 2012 at 8:01 AM

    Damn, I really had no idea such a high proportion of Reds fans were ignorant asshats. Hopefully, this is just a biased sample. Considering the prevalence of Christians in that city, you would think they would be at least somewhat compassionate, humble, and generous.

    • yourenotfromhere - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:45 AM

      Paper, it’d definitely a sample size thing. As a Cards fan living in Cincinnati, I can say the majority of real Reds fans are intelligent and gracious. I work with some diehard Reds fans and can have a decent conversation on baseball. I’ve been to GABP and never caught grief for obviously not rooting for the Reds. Just like every other fan base there are duds but overall it’s no different than any other city. However, I would say it seems the Reds suffer from bandwagon-ism more than some because at this moment in time Cincinnati belongs to the Bengals.

      • paperlions - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:37 PM

        Good to know….the playoffs do tend to bring out the bandwagon trolls, don’t they.

  14. johnnyb1976 - Oct 9, 2012 at 9:08 AM

    Paperlions the only ignorant asshat is you. Give up the fight son nobody thinks your smart

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