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Christian Garcia shut down 10-14 days with forearm injury

Feb 24, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

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Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that Nationals right-hander Christian Garcia will be shut down for the next 10-14 days because of lingering discomfort just above his right wrist.

Garcia underwent an MRI exam in Nationals camp last week that revealed a mild forearm strain and was then prescribed rest after visiting with an arm specialist in the Baltimore area this weekend.

The 27-year-old boasts a nasty arsenal of pitches and posted an impressive 2.13 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 15/2 K/BB ratio across his first 12 2/3 major league innings last season. He had a 0.86 ERA and 11.4 K/9 in 52 1/3 minor league innings before his call-up.

Garcia will be stretched out as a starter once he’s recovered from this forearm injury and is expected open the season as a member of the Triple-A Syracuse rotation. We should see more of him at some point in 2013.

  1. dakotah55 - Feb 24, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Scott Boras (and Kyle Lohse) approve this post. Since the Nationals have already forfeited their first round pick, what wouild happen if they did sign Lohse? Would they forfeit next years first round pick?

  2. mendenhallfumblemachine - Feb 24, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Second rouder.

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