{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Garcia slated to continue rehab stint Monday

|

PITTSBURGH -- Jaime Garcia plans to resume his Minor League rehab assignment on Monday, manager Mike Matheny said, following a week's recovery from being hit on the left elbow by a pitch in an outing for Double-A Springfield on Sunday. Garcia will head to Triple-A Memphis for this next start.

Though Garcia had thrown only 28 pitches before being removed from his last start, the Cardinals do not expect the short start to present much of a setback with his pitch count. General manager John Mozeliak said earlier this week that Garcia would likely be able to approach 80 pitches his next time off the mound. That had been his target pitch count on Sunday.

The left-hander had his elbow examined by the Cardinals' medical staff in St. Louis the day after the plunking, but the swelling had already reduced enough within 24 hours to make an MRI unnecessary. Garcia has resumed throwing off the mound since the incident.

In his Springfield debut, Garcia allowed three hits -- including a two-run homer -- in two innings. His surgically-repaired left shoulder gave him no issues.

Jenifer Langosch is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, By Gosh, It's Langosch, and follow her on Twitter @LangoschMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español