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Frustration? Yeah, and then some as Garcia goes under the knife again

ST. LOUIS -- The sad career of Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia took another unfortunate turn Tuesday when the team said he would undergo his third season-ending surgery. And yes, "sad" is as fair a word as any to describe the left-hander's career over the past three years. Well, the past two years and 51 weeks, anyway. It was on July 13, 2011, that Garcia signed...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Garcia to undergo thoracic surgery

ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia will undergo thoracic outlet surgery Friday to relieve nerve issues in his pitching arm, shoulder and hand. General manager John Mozeliak said Tuesday that Garcia considered the operation his last viable option. The announcement was made on Garcia's 28th birthday. The Cardinals had already ruled Garcia out for the year and were...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak on Jaime Garcia: “I’m frustrated … you try to be patient with people”

Cardinals southpaw Jaime Garcia has made just 16 starts since the beginning of the 2013 campaign and is scheduled to have season-ending surgery on his shoulder this week for thoracic outlet syndrome. Those facts alone would be ample reason for John Mozeliak and the Cardinals to feel disappointed, but it sounds like a lack of communication from the 27-year-old left-hander is what’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Jaime Garcia Injury Drama Has Boiled Over

In a season that has an unexpected amount of on-field tumult, frustrations have crept outside the lines and boiled over into the media. “Do I sound frustrated? Do I look frustrated? I am frustrated.” That’s a John Mozeliak quote from Joe Strauss’ column today in the Post-Dispatch. He’s specifically talking about Jaime Garcia’s decision to end his season by undergoing...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Injury Update: Jaime Garcia to undergo season-ending surgery

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia made a season-ending decision without consulting his general manager, John Mozeliak. Garcia will undergo surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, meaning that he is out for the remainder of 2014. The announcement comes Saturday afternoon via Cardinals beat writer Alex Halsted of have changed quickly on the Jaime Garcia front...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Garcia says he may need more surgery

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia told reporters he may need additional shoulder surgery because he's experiencing nerve issues and numbness in his hand. Garcia's comments came as news to general manager John Mozeliak, who said he hadn't discussed the situation with the player. Mozeliak said Saturday the Cardinals had basically ruled Garcia out for...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Who should replace Jaime Garcia in the St. Louis Cardinals starting rotation?

Wow, Sunday was a rough day for Cardinal Nation. They were getting over the news that Kolen Wong was placed on the disabled list, then late in the day a shocker came. The Cardinals lost 40% of their starting rotation when Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia were also going to be disabled. Sammy Stava has more information on that HERE. The question then became who would replace them?...
Via Cardinals Farm
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Wacha, Garcia Injuries Put Cardinals’ Back Against Wall

The Cardinals were dealt a combination of rolling punches on Sunday when the team sent 40% of its starting rotation to the disabled list on one afternoon, yet for a sole reason. Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia will both begin stints out of action on Monday due to shoulder complications, and the team faces an uncertain run of time with a depleted edition of its lone source of dependable...
Via i70baseball
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals lose 40% of their starting rotation. What next?

While not as bad as losing a lead in the last couple minutes of your soccer match, the Cardinals starting rotation sustained a big blow today when both Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia were placed on the DL due to shoulder issues.For Garcia, shoulder issues are nothing new.  What is surprising is that he was able to come back and pitch effectively, even if it was just 7 starts. ...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Garcia gets ball as Cards try to extend mastery over Nats in weekend finale

Thanks to an untimely offensive slump, the Washington Nationals' stay alone atop the NL East didn't last long. If his last start is any indication, Jaime Garcia could keep Washington stifled. Garcia tries to extend the St. Louis Cardinals' mastery of the Nationals at Busch Stadium on Sunday. Washington (35-32) was a season-best six games above .500 with a one-game edge...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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