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Christian Garcia diagnosed with torn tendon in right forearm

Mar 3, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

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Nationals right-hander Christian Garcia began complaining of forearm discomfort last weekend and was prescribed two weeks of rest. And now that period of rest has been extended indefinitely.

According to beat writer Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, the Nats’ medical director has diagnosed Garcia with a partially torn tendon and advised that he refrain from throwing for a while.

“There won’t be any surgery,” Garcia told reporters on Sunday in Nationals camp. “I’m done with cutting myself open. … Right now, it’s just about resting it. They want the symptoms to go away. Once the symptoms go away, we’ll have a plan of attack.”

Garcia, 27, posted a 2.13 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 15/2 K/BB ratio over 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 promotion.

  1. cowboysoldiertx - Mar 3, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Hate to see anyoen go down with an injury. Thats rough.

  2. jwbiii - Mar 3, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    He’s had two Tommy Johns, a knee operation, and elbow chips’n’spurs surgery. Sounds like he’s sick of it.

  3. blacksables - Mar 3, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Good thing he was in Spring Training instead of pitching in the WBC.

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