CHICAGO -- Jaime Garcia is scheduled to continue his throwing program on Friday with a second session of live batting practice this week to hitters at the organization's complex in Jupiter, Fla. The plan was to have Garcia throw two sets of 20 pitches.
The left-hander, who has been on the disabled list since June 6 with a left shoulder impingement, is nearing clearance for a Minor League rehab assignment, which will put him approximately two to three weeks away from rejoining the Cardinals. The organization has not yet announced when or where Garcia will begin that rehab assignment.
A few other injury updates to pass along from the Minor League side:
Memphis infielder Zack Cox has been placed on the Triple-A disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Cardinals farm director John Vuch said that the injury is nothing serious, but that the organization will keep Cox out for approximately seven to 10 days to keep the strain from worsening.
Cox, the Cardinals' first-round Draft pick in 2010, is batting .254 in 84 games this year.
Right-hander Scott Gorgen has also been placed on the disabled list, though he is not dealing with a specific injury. Gorgen has already thrown 97 1/3 innings this year after missing the 2011 season due to Tommy John surgery. The Cardinals placed Gorgen on the DL as a way to monitor his workload.
In 20 appearances (19 starts) combined between Double-A Springfield and Memphis, Gorgen is 4-7 with a 4.44 ERA.