Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals have notified Jaime Garcia's representatives that they will pick up his $11.5 million option for 2016.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Thursday that a decision on whether to pick up Jaime Garcia's option for 2016 hasn't been made.
Jaime Garcia took the loss Saturday against the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLDS, allowing four hits and five unearned runs with one walk and two strikeouts in two innings.
Jaime Garcia left Game 2 of the NLDS against the Cubs on Saturday with a stomach virus.
Jaime Garcia will start Game 2 of the NLDS against the Cubs on Saturday at Busch Stadium.
Jaime Garcia struggled in his final regular season tune-up on Friday, allowing two runs on six hits over four innings in a loss to the Braves.
Jaime Garcia was superb in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Brewers, tossing eight innings of one-run ball.
Jaime Garcia pitched seven innings of one-run ball but got a no decision in Monday's win over the Reds.
Jaime Garcia was tagged for six runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Reds on Thursday.
Jaime Garcia tossed seven scoreless innings Saturday in the Cardinals' 4-1 defeat of the Pirates.
Jaime Garcia earned the win in Sunday's victory of the Giants, allowing four runs on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Jaime Garcia held the Diamondbacks to one run over six innings in a win Tuesday.
Jaime Garcia was phenomenal in Friday's 3-1 win over the Marlins, twirling 8 1/3 innings of one-run ball.
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak indicated Sunday that the club is likely to exercise Jaime Garcia's $11.5 million option for 2016.