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St. Louis Cardinals
2014 Avg.
.000
 
Career Avg.
.146
Name  Jaime Garcia
Born  7/8/1986
Height  6-2
Weight  215
Number  54
Position  SP
Bats  L
Throws  L
3/23/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: Cardinals lefthander Jaime Garcia (shoulder bursitis) threw his first bullpen session since February on Sunday, according to Jenifer Langosch of mlb.com. If he avoids a setback, he'll throw several more bullpen sessions, face live hitters in extended spring training and then go out on a minor league rehab assignment.
Insight: Garcia had surgery to repair a torn labrum last season and began experiencing shoulder discomfort this spring. He has made just 29 starts over the last two seasons due to injuries after going 26-15 with a 3.17 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP over 60 starts in 2010-11.
 
2/28/2014 8:00:00 PM
Description: Cardinals lefthander Jaime Garcia (shoulder inflammation) is 10-15 days away from throwing, according to Jenifer Langosch of mlb.com.
Insight: Garcia was diagnosed with left shoulder inflammation on Wednesday after meeting with Dr. James Andrews. He's working his way back from a torn labrum and has made just 29 starts over the last two seasons due to injuries. He went 26-15 with a 3.17 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP over 60 starts in 2010-11.
 
2/26/2014 4:34:00 PM
Description: Cardinals lefthander Jaime Garcia has been diagnosed with shoulder inflammation after meeting with Dr. James Andrews, according to Jenifer Langosch of mlb.com. The good news is that he doesn't have structural damage.
Insight: Garcia will have a cortisone shot and the team will evaluate him on a day-to-day basis. He's working his way back from a torn labrum and has made just 29 starts over the last two seasons due to injuries. He went 26-15 with a 3.17 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP over 60 starts in 2010-11.
 
2/25/2014 4:24:00 PM
Description: Cardinals lefthander Jaime Garcia will get a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews.
Insight: Cue the ominous music. Garcia had two solid seasons in 2010 and 2011 after a torn labrum, but hasn't been very healthy the past few seasons and this one isn't starting out very good either.
 
2/22/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Cardinals lefthander Jaime Garcia is headed back to St. Louis to have his shoulder checked out after experiencing discomfort.
Insight: He's working his way back from surgery to repair a torn labrum that ended his 2013 season early and this is not good news. We recommend avoiding the oft-injured lefty.
 
10/11/2013 9:46:00 AM
Description: Cardinals lefthander Jaime Garcia had shoulder surgery four months ago and all is progressing on or ahead of schedule, according to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Even if Garcia returns for the spring of 2014 the bigger question is whether he'll have a spot in the starting rotation since the Cardinals have been very successful with their young hurlers.
 
5/22/2013 1:24:00 PM
Description: Cardinals lefthander Jaime Garcia saw Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday and he recommended surgery on his injured left shoulder.
Insight: Garcia has been diagnosed with a partially torn labrum. Surgery means he's done for the season. Feel free to drop him from your fantasy roster.
 
5/21/2013 1:24:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia, who has already been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder, will see Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday.
Insight: That's never a good sign. Garcia sat out from June 5 to Aug. 29 last year due to shoulder issues.
 
5/18/2013 5:50:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder.
Insight: Garcia sat out from June 5 to Aug. 29 last year due to shoulder issues. He'll see a doctor to determine his next course of action, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Surgery could be the choice since rehab last year didn't work.
 
4/30/2013 10:59:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia limited Cincinnati to one run on seven hits, walked none and struck out three in eight innings Tuesday.
Insight: Garcia is 3-1 with a 2.50 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. The left-hander was injured for a good portion of last season, but he has been a solid fantasy starter when healthy as long as you can take the hit in WHIP.
 
4/24/2013 6:50:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia bounced back from a poor outing his last time on the hill with 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball to beat Washington Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: Garcia gave up nine hits and eight runs (four earned) in three innings at Philadelphia in his last start. The lefty has a career 2.45 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP at home and a 4.43 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP on the road, so picking up a win at Washington on Wednesday is huge for his fantasy owners.
 
4/14/2013 8:40:00 PM
Description: Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia blanked Milwaukee on seven hits in seven innings Sunday, but the bullpen blew his lead.
Insight: Garcia owns a 7.2 K/9 and 55 percent groundball rate for his career, which has helped him post a 3.42 ERA and 3.38 FIP. His ERA sits at 1.86 through three starts despite walking nine batters in 19 1/3 innings.
 
2/7/2013 7:21:00 PM
Description: Cardinals lefthander Jamie Garcia (shoulder) has thrown off a mound five times in the past few weeks and will throw a bullpen session as early as Friday. SOURCE: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Insight: Garcia aggravated a shoulder injury during the playoffs last October. He has a small tear but opted from rehab instead of surgery. "Just based on seeing him throw one time he looks healthy, he's in good shape," Cardinals pitching coach Derek Lilliquist said. Garcia missed most of June and August and all of July with the injured shoulder last season but did go 4-3 with a 3.25 ERA in his final nine starts after returning.
 
10/18/2012 6:56:00 PM
Description: Cardinals lefthander Jamie Garcia won't need surgery on his injured shoulder.
Insight: Garcia got hurt during St. Louis' first round series against Washington. He went 7-7 with a 3.92 ERA during the regular season.
 
10/10/2012 9:15:00 PM
Description: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Cardinals lefthander Jaime Garcia is going to New York to visit an orthopedic specialist on Thursday, who will determine whether or not Garcia will need to have surgery on his injured shoulder.
Insight: Garcia was taken off the Cardinals' postseason roster after getting hurt in Monday's Game 2 against the Nationals. The 26-year-old went 7-7 with a 3.98 ERA during the regular season.
 
10/8/2012 9:18:00 PM
Description: Cardinals lefthander Jaime Garcia came out of Monday's start after just two innings and has been sent for an MRI on his left shoulder.
Insight: Garcia has struggled with shoulder issues on and off all season so this isn't out of the blue. Lance Lynn would be the likely replacement if Garcia is unable to make his next start.
 
9/20/2012 6:44:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia tossed his second straight quality start Thursday against the Astros.
Insight: Garcia (5-7, 4.25 ERA) picked up just his second victory since mid-May Thursday by allowing three runs on six hits in six innings against Houston Thursday. The lefty is 2-3 with a 3.89 ERA in seven starts since returning from the disabled list.
 
Cold9/12/2012 6:17:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia will start Saturday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles, according to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The team had been toying with the idea of moving his start back due to his road struggles this season.
Insight: Garcia is 2-5 with a 6.19 ERA in nine road starts this season, so he makes for a risky start Saturday against the Dodgers.
 
Cold8/30/2012 10:18:00 PM
Description: Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia was excellent in his first start back from the disabled list but his next two have not gone as well. Garcia took another loss Thursday against the Nationals.
Insight: Garcia has allowed 10 earned runs on 16 hits in his last 11 1/3 innings. Give him one more start to see if he gets things turned around.
 
8/19/2012 4:33:00 PM
Description: The only way St. Louis starter Jaime Garcia's return to the rotation Sunday against Pittsburgh could have gone better was if he received a win. Garcia returned from a two-plus month absence with eight dominant innings.
Insight: St. Louis let Garcia throw 107 pitches over eight innings, and the lefty held the Pirates to two unearned runs on five hits (0 BB, 10 K) in a no decision. Garcia should be added in most leagues, as he has more upside than any pitcher you're likely to find in the free agent pool at this point in the season.