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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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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. Jul 11 - 2:49 PM

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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.
Jul 8 - 6:34 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.
Jul 5 - 2:14 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.
Jul 3 - 4:36 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.
Jun 22 - 7:15 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.
Jun 22 - 6:37 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.
Jun 21 - 12:37 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.
Jun 15 - 5:21 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.
Jun 8 - 4:34 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.
Jun 3 - 10:40 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.
May 29 - 11:36 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.
May 24 - 10:41 PM

Jaime Garcia was solid in his season debut Sunday, allowing four runs over seven innings in a loss to the Braves.

Garcia surrendered just five hits, walked no one and struck out four. Though he managed to allow just the five base knocks, two of them resulted in long home runs. Garcia was working in the 90-92 mph range, as he generally looked similar to what he looked like pre-shoulder surgery. He'll take on the Reds in Cincy next weekend.
May 18 - 6:01 PM

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

Garcia will get the ball on Sunday versus the Braves in what will be his first start in the majors in almost exactly a year. The left-hander will be allowed to get his pitch count up to as much as 95. Garcia is a potentially intriguing fantasy option, but it might be best to see how he looks Sunday before throwing him into your starting lineup.
May 18 - 11:48 AM

Jaime Garcia (shoulder) will be allowed to get his pitch count up to 95 in Sunday's start against the Braves.

Garcia threw 74 pitches in his final rehab start. "With a 95 (pitch) ceiling, that’s room to go a long time," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "So we’re not going to do anything out of the ordinary." Even though he won't be held back much pitch count-wise, Garcia is still a risky fantasy option in what will be his first big league start since May 17 of last year.
May 18 - 10:10 AM

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2Michael Wacha
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4John Lackey
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