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Jaime Garcia | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jaime Garcia pitched well in defeat in his return to the mound Tuesday, allowing three runs over six innings in a loss to the Reds.
Garcia only yielded four hits while walking two on the night, but one of those was a three-run homer by Joey Votto in the sixth inning. He was otherwise sharp, striking out five while throwing just 80 pitches. Garcia was activated from the disabled list earlier Tuesday after missing a month with a groin strain. He owns a 2.00 ERA and 0.89 WHIP despite a 3-4 record, and Garcia will square off with the Rockies on Sunday. Jul 28 - 10:59 PM

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

Garcia has missed over a month with a groin strain, but he'll make his return Tuesday against the Reds. The southpaw has a 1.69 ERA and 32/7 K/BB ratio in 48 innings over seven starts this season and should be relevant in mixed fantasy leagues as long as he has a rotation spot.
Jul 28 - 1:35 PM

Jaime Garcia (groin) will rejoin the Cardinals' rotation on Tuesday against the Reds.

It was expected and manager Mike Matheny confirmed the news on Sunday. Garcia has missed over a month of action with a strained groin but spun five hitless innings in his lone rehab start last week to show the Cards that he was ready. Fantasy owners can feel free to plug the southpaw back into their lineups for the upcoming week.
Jul 26 - 1:13 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Jaime Garcia (groin) could return to the rotation Tuesday against the Reds.

It would be a home start for Garcia, who has excellent career numbers at Busch Stadium. He threw the first five innings of a combined no-hitter Thursday at Low-A Peoria. It was his lone rehab start. Tim Cooney was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Saturday to open up a rotation spot.
Jul 25 - 4:33 PM

Jaime Garcia (groin) threw the first five innings of a combined no-hitter in his first minor league rehab start with Class-A Peoria on Thursday.

The southpaw struck out six in the contest and didn't issue a walk. It looks like he's ready to rejoin the Cardinals rotation and he should be cleared to do so next week.
Jul 23 - 10:55 PM

Jaime Garcia (groin) will begin a rehab assignment on Thursday.

The left-hander threw a successful bullpen session on Saturday and is ready to test things out in game action. The thought had been that Garcia would rejoin the Cardinals' rotation next weekend, but it's looking like his return will be pushed back to next week.
Jul 19 - 12:52 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said that Jaime Garcia (groin) "had a little hop in his step" after a bullpen session Saturday.

The skipper took that as a good sign, so it sounds like Garcia can safely be penciled back into the rotation next weekend as long as he doesn't have a setback between now and then. The left-hander has missed nearly a month of action with a strained left groin.
Jul 19 - 10:11 AM

Jaime Garcia (groin) will throw live batting practice on Saturday.

Assuming the session goes well, Garcia will be penciled back into the Cardinals' rotation next weekend against the Braves. The left-hander hasn't pitched since June 24 because of a left groin strain.
Jul 17 - 4:53 PM

Cardinals placed LHP Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 25, with a left groin strain.

Garcia got through a bullpen session on Saturday without any apparent issues with his groin, but he reported some discomfort when he arrived at the park Sunday. The Cardinals are hoping he'll be ready to go right after the All-Star break. Tyler Lyons and Tim Cooney will now start during Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Cubs.
Jul 5 - 1:01 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny indicated Saturday that Jaime Garcia (groin) remains on track to return to the rotation on Tuesday.

Garcia's bullpen session on Saturday was the last remaining hurdle, and Matheny indicated that everything went well. He owns a terrific 1.69 ERA and 0.88 WHIP on the season, but has been limited to just 48 innings due to injuries.
Jul 4 - 2:13 PM

Jaime Garcia (groin) won't make his next scheduled start Thursday against the Padres.

Garcia is expected to avoid the disabled list, but he was unable to complete scheduled throwing sessions on Saturday and Monday due to ongoing cramping in his left groin. He should be fine after one skipped turn in the Cardinals' rotation. Tim Cooney is probably going to fill in on Thursday versus San Diego.
Jul 1 - 4:51 PM

Jaime Garcia (groin) did not throw a bullpen session on Monday.

And he also had to skip a side session Saturday due to ongoing cramping in his left groin. It's not clear whether Garcia will be able to start Thursday against the White Sox. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny expects to have some kind of answer on that by Wednesday afternoon.
Jun 30 - 5:05 PM

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

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

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