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Jaime Garcia gets “good news” from two doctors

Feb 26, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

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Jaime Garcia had his sore shoulder examined by the Cardinals team doctor and Dr. James Andrews, and they both agreed: No new structural damage.

Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Garcia has been diagnosed with inflammation and got a cortisone shot, which means no throwing for at least a little while.

General manager John Mozeliak classified it as “good news,” but Garcia is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day and his surgically repaired shoulder will continue to loom over his status.

  1. okwhitefalcon - Feb 26, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Cardinal medical staff speak translation:

    Expect Garcia to have his left arm amputated at the shoulder around June.

    • bkertz - Feb 26, 2014 at 6:08 PM

      Agreed. As a Cardinal fan, I have learned to never believe a thing they say about any of their players’ injuries.

  2. 78mu - Feb 26, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    I trust the opinions of the doctors but still have to see Garcia throw pain free for the entire season before I trust he’s healthy. With his history, he can throw 2 or 3 gems in a row and then compalin about pain in his next start.

    Just because he’s 100% healthy now doesn’t mean he’ll not hit the DL this season. He’s not exactly Cal Ripken or Lou Gehrig when it comes to durability. If he’s healthy this summer it would give the starting rotation a nice boost.

    • spudchukar - Feb 26, 2014 at 7:40 PM

      Dude, nobody throws pain free for even one game, much less an entire season. Please, get a clue. And your assertion that Garcia only complains about injury when an outing doesn’t go his way, is so out of line that if you were in approachable vicinity, it would become ugly.

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