Garcia being examined in St. Louis

Garcia being examined in St. Louis

HOUSTON -- Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia, who lasted just two innings on Tuesday after missing his previous scheduled start with elbow problems, is back in St. Louis being examined by physicians.

"He's back in St. Louis getting some tests," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "So we should know more in a day or so. Just getting everything checked out, trying to figure this thing out. We're having doctors run as much of an exam over him and check out the different things that are bothering him -- the shoulder, the elbow and there's still some hip things."

Matheny said the hip injury had been lingering, but he wasn't fully aware of it.

"It's something that was there," he said. "I don't think it was a big deal. There's just multiple things going on."

Matheny said he wasn't sure what to do with Garcia's spot in the rotation, but wouldn't completely rule out Garcia until he has further information.

"I think we'll wait until we get past the doctors, see what they say, and then make an evaluation from there," he said.