Thursday, February 27, 2014

Cardinals and Jaime Garcia dodge a bullet, for now

Jaime Garcia has been diagnosed with shoulder inflamation, as MRI's showed no structural damage.

This is good news for both the Cardinals and Garcia, who will be given a cortisone shot and some rest before getting back at it.  There is currently no timetable for his return.

However, this recent episode brings up the question as to how much the Cardinals can rely on Garcia this year.  The team still hopes he will be able to make a significant contribution to this season, but he will not be ready to start come opening day.

Garcia's shoulder injuries have been a concern of mine (and many other Cardinals fans) for the last 3 years.  But, when healthy, he has proven that he is one of the top 5 starters on the team.

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

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