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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
Contract: view contract details

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While he's preparing to be a starting pitcher, Jaime Garcia (shoulder) is open to pitching out of the bullpen if it's in the best interest of the Cardinals.
Garcia has dealt with a wide array of injury troubles in his career and is currently recovering from July surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome in his pitching shoulder. There is no doubting his ability when healthy, evidenced by his career 3.50 ERA and 1.31 WHIP, but he's been limited to just 99 innings in total the past two seasons. Feb 21 - 10:58 AM

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Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said reports on Jaime Garcia's (shoulder) rehab progress are "extraordinarily positive."

Garcia has been a largely effective pitcher when healthy, owning a 3.50 career ERA, and his return could allow the Cardinals to avoid spending big on a free agent pitcher or trading away valuable assets for one. Health is no guarantee, though, as Garcia is coming off July surgery to correct thoracic outlet syndrome in his left shoulder. He won't have a rotation spot guaranteed heading into spring, but if he pitches well he could make it a tough decision for Cards manager Mike Matheny.
Jan 17 - 5:19 PM

Cardinals activated LHP Jaime Garcia from the 60-day disabled list.

The veteran southpaw underwent surgery in July to correct thoracic outlet syndrome in his left shoulder. He remains optimistic that he'll be ready to compete for a rotation spot in spring training, but after hurling just 99 total innings the last two seasons, he's very difficult to count on.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 10:55:00 PM

Cardinals transferred LHP Jaime Garcia from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears room on the 40-man roster for the return of Joe Kelly. Garcia will undergo season-ending thoracic outlet syndrome surgery on Friday.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 02:49:00 PM

Jaime Garcia will undergo thoracic outlet syndrome surgery on Friday.

The news was expected, but Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak made it official on Tuesday. Garcia will obviously be sidelined for the remainder of the 2014, but he's hoping to be ready for spring training. The left-hander is owed $9.25 million in 2015 but won't be guaranteed a spot in the rotation.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 06:34:00 PM

Jaime Garcia has opted to have surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome and will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2014 season.

With the projected recovery timeframe for the surgery somewhat open-ended, it's unlikely that he'll be counted on to contribute to the Cardinals at any point during the 2015 campaign, as well. The oft-injured left-hander posted a 4.12 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 39/7 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings with the Cardinals this season.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 02:14:00 PM

Jaime Garcia is in the process of getting additional opinions from shoulder specialists before the next step in his rehab is determined.

Garcia landed on the disabled list a week and a half ago due to soreness in his surgically-repaired left shoulder. Obviously, a timetable for his return is completely up in the air at this point.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Cardinals placed LHP Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury.

No word yet on how long the veteran southpaw will be sidelined. Garcia has dealt with his share of injuries in his career, and has been limited to just seven starts this season due to shoulder troubles.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 07:15:00 PM

Jenifer Langosch of reports that Jaime Garcia will head to the disabled list with continued shoulder woes.

The veteran southpaw has been plagued by arm troubles throughout his career and has been limited to just 43 2/3 innings on the season due to shoulder troubles. It's unclear at the moment how much time he stands to miss.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 06:37:00 PM

Jaime Garcia allowed four earned runs in five innings in a loss to the Phillies on Friday.

Garcia had been on a bit of a roll as of late, allowing just one run in his last fourteen innings, but he allowed four runs in five innings in Friday's game against Philadelphia as he took the loss. On the positive side, he struck out seven and only walked two. His ERA sits at 4.12 and hopefully this is just a slight stumble. He'll look to get back in the win column against the Rockies next week.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 12:37:00 AM

Jaime Garcia allowed one run on five hits over seven innings in a win against the Nationals on Sunday.

Garcia has now allowed one run over his last fourteen innings, lowering his ERA to 3.72. He walked two while striking out six on Sunday, and he's now got a 32/5 K/BB ratio in 38 2/3 innings. Garcia carries a perfect 3-0 record into Friday's matchup with the Phillies.
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Jaime Garcia allowed just three hits while spinning seven shutout frames in Sunday's 5-0 victory over the Blue Jays.

Garcia walked three -- his first three walks of the season -- but he struck out four and got 14 groundball outs. The left-hander had one awful inning last week against the Royals but has mostly been impressive since returning from the disabled list. He holds a 4.26 ERA but a 0.95 WHIP and 26/3 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings. Garcia will take on the Nationals at home next weekend.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Jaime Garcia was shelled for eight hits and six runs in a no-decision against the Royals on Tuesday.

Garcia cruised along until the fifth inning, when the Royals got to him for all six runs. The southpaw has been largely good since coming off the disabled list, as he's got a 0.97 WHIP and 22/0 K/BB ratio to go with an ugly 5.47 ERA. He's got another tough test when he takes on the potent Blue Jays lineup in Toronto on Sunday.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 10:40:00 PM

Jaime Garcia got the no-decision, allowing three runs over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

With Thursday's walk-less outing, Garcia has yet to allow one in 19 2/3 innings over three starts since coming off of the disabled list. The lefty also allowed only five hits while striking out seven, bolstering his K/BB ratio to 19/0. Garcia will go after his second win in his next start against the Royals at home.
Thu, May 29, 2014 11:36:00 PM

Jaime Garcia held the Reds to two runs in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a Cardinals victory.

Garcia cruised through the first four innings but was pulled at just 75 pitches after the Reds came alive in the fifth and sixth. The crafty left-hander still managed seven strikeouts and did not issue a walk. He's looked pretty sharp in two starts since being activated from the disabled list and could have considerable value in mixed fantasy formats going forward. A start at Arizona is next.
Sat, May 24, 2014 10:41:00 PM

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