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Jaime Garcia | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jaime Garcia (groin) wasn't able to throw a side session on Saturday.
The Cardinals are deciding whether to skip his next turn or push his start from Tuesday to Wednesday. Garcia has gone 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA in seven starts since coming off the disabled list. He's day-to-day. Jun 27 - 6:03 PM

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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that he expects Jaime Garcia (groin) to "stay with his normal (between starts) program."

Garcia had to leave Wednesday's start with a cramp near his left groin, but the lefty said Thursday that he felt fine and wasn't limited at all. The schedule will give him an extra day of rest before his next start and it seems like he should be fine to take the ball against the White Sox next week.
Jun 26 - 8:55 AM

Jaime Garcia dealt with a cramp near his left groin throughout Wednesday's start against the Marlins.

But he managed to pitch through the discomfort over seven innings of one-run ball. The cramp only became apparent when Garcia pulled up lame while rounding third base on an eighth-inning RBI single by Matt Carpenter. Randy Choate relieved him in the bottom half of that frame. Garcia boasts a 1.69 ERA in 48 innings this season and should be fine for his next scheduled start at home against the White Sox.
Jun 25 - 10:10 AM

Jaime Garcia limited the Marlins to one run in seven innings, earning the win on Wednesday, but exited with an injury.

Garcia led off the top of the eighth with a single and suffered a leg injury rounding third base when he scored on an RBI single. Randy Choate relieved him. Garcia gave up only five hits while walking none and striking out four. The lone run came courtesy of a Giancarlo Stanton home run to center field in the second inning. Garcia now has a 1.69 ERA, a 0.88 WHIP, and a 32/7 K/BB ratio in 48 innings. If he's able to make his next start, it will be at home against the White Sox.
Jun 24 - 9:44 PM

Jaime Garcia continued his trend of recent domination by hurling six-plus innings of shutout ball in Thursday's no-decision against the Twins.

Garcia has been absolutely fantastic over his last four starts, having allowed just three runs in his last 28 innings and none in his last 14. Against the Twins, Garcia cruised through the first six innings before running into trouble in the seventh inning, when he allowed the first two runners to reach base. Reliever Seth Mannis then swooped in to rescue the shutout. Garcia would see the win snatched from his hands when Joe Mauer hit a game-tying homer in the eighth inning. Tough no-decision aside, Garcia's posting some grand numbers since his return from the disabled list and now holds a 1.76 ERA and 0.90 WHIP. The talent's always been there. It's just a matter of staying healthy. A road date with the Marlins is up next on the schedule.
Jun 18 - 4:10 PM

Jaime Garcia blanked the Royals for eight innings Friday to earn a victory.

It's anyone's guess how long Garcia will stay healthy, but he has considerable value while in the Cardinals rotation. He has a 2.06 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP through five starts. He's gone the last four without a single walk.
Jun 13 - 1:49 AM

Jaime Garcia allowed two earned runs in seven innings Saturday as the Cardinals fell to the Dodgers.

Garcia was brilliant until the bottom of the seventh inning, when Chris Heisey and Yasiel Puig hit back-to-back doubles and Justin Turner drove Puig home with a hard single up the middle. We'll still call it a very positive outing for the oft-injured Garcia, who has looked nasty at times since rejoining the Cardinals' rotation. He will carry a 2.67 ERA and 1.00 WHIP into his next start at home against the Royals. The left-hander needs to be owned in all mixed fantasy leagues.
Jun 7 - 12:36 AM

Jaime Garcia pitched brilliantly, limiting the Brewers to one run over seven innings, but took a tough-luck loss on Monday.

Garcia allowed Jean Segura to reach on a single to lead off the ballgame, then watched Segura score on a two-out Carlos Gomez single. They accounted for two of just three hits the lefty allowed on the evening while walking none and striking out four. In his first three starts since returning from the disabled list, Garcia has allowed seven runs (six earned) on 16 hits and five walks with 11 strikeouts in 20 innings. He's worth a flier in mixed leagues, but he will always be an injury risk. Garcia takes on the Dodgers in L.A. in his next outing.
Jun 1 - 11:25 PM

Jaime Garcia earned his first win of the season Tuesday, giving up four runs -- three earned -- over six innings against the Diamondbacks.

Garcia stumbled out of the gate, as the Diamondbacks put up two runs in the first inning. Two more runs over the next two innings threatened to end his night early, but Garcia recovered to post three scoreless frames and earn the victory. He struck out five without walking a batter in the win. He's now 1-1 with a 3.46 ERA through two starts, and he appears -- at least for now -- to be healthy. Garcia will take the mound Monday against the Brewers.
May 26 - 11:11 PM

Jaime Garcia had control issues but still managed to work seven innings against the Mets on Thursday, walking five and allowing two runs in the 5-0 loss.

Garcia had been on the shelf with a shoulder injury for the first month and a half. The rust showed against the Mets, as he threw just 60 of his 102 pitches for strikes and walked five. While he only struck out two, there were definitely positives to take away from the game. Even with the five walks, Garcia still managed to gut out seven innings. And it's not like the Mets were batting him around the yard, as Garcia limited them to five hits and pulled off a nice Houdini act when he escaped a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the fourth allowing just one run. All in all, not bad. Garcia holds a 3.50 ERA for his career over 594 2/3 innings and should have value and potential upside in mixed-league formats. Just know that continued health is far from a given here. He hasn't made more than 20 starts in a season since 2011.
May 21 - 3:42 PM

Cardinals activated LHP Jaime Garcia from the 15-day disabled list.

Garcia missed the first seven-plus weeks of the 2015 regular season with a shoulder injury that has lingered now for three years. He's claiming to feel great and the 28-year-old left-hander has always been an effective major league starter when healthy, but he can't really be counted on to stay clear of the disabled list. Garcia will make his season debut Thursday afternoon against the Mets. He has an opportunity to take over Adam Wainwright's spot in the Cardinals' rotation.
May 21 - 10:11 AM

Jamie Garcia (shoulder) will rejoin the Cardinals rotation on Thursday against the Mets.

The team appeared to be leaning in that direction, and now it's confirmed. While he's a very poor bet to remain healthy, Garcia has always been a solid starter when taking the hill and is worth a short-term add in most mixed leagues.
May 17 - 6:39 PM

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday that the team is "leaning towards" starting Jaime Garcia (shoulder) on Thursday versus the Mets.

Tyler Lyons had another abbreviated start Saturday, so the Cards seemed likely to make a move with the fifth spot in the rotation. Garcia allowed just two runs and struck out six over six innings Friday in his latest rehab outing and should give the club good work as long as he can stay healthy. He's obviously a poor bet to stay off the disabled list for an extended period, however.
May 17 - 12:51 PM

Jaime Garcia (shoulder) said Saturday that he has been encouraged by how he's felt in his minor league rehab starts.

Garcia said he hasn't talked to the Cardinals about his next step, but feels he's ready to rejoin the Cardinals rotation. The oft-injured lefty allowed just two runs and struck out six over six innings Friday in his latest rehab outing with Double-A Springfield.
May 16 - 1:40 PM

Jaime Garcia (shoulder) was touched up for five runs over just 2 2/3 innings in his first rehab start with Triple-A Memphis on Sunday.

Garcia recorded three strikeouts, but he walked a pair and allowed six hits, throwing 42 of 72 pitches for strikes. Obviously, the Cardinals are going to have him make at least one more rehab start before considering him an option for the rotation.
May 10 - 3:41 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
3Xavier Scruggs
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Tyler Lyons
7Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Seth Maness
5Matt Belisle
6Randy Choate
7Carlos Villanueva
8Miguel Socolovich