STLCards have placed LHP Jaime Garcia (left groin strain) on the 15-day DL and recalled LHP Tim Cooney from Peoria (A)
The Cardinals announced today that left-handed pitcher Jaime Garcia has been placed on the 15-day DL with a left groin strain, retroactive to July 4. Garcia, who missed his previous scheduled start, suffered the injury while running the bases on June 24 at Miami. He is 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA in seven starts. The Cardinals and Garcia remained hopeful that he wouldn’t need to go on the DL after missing the start. He threw a a side session on Saturday but did not recover from it as hoped and was still sore today.
Injuries have plagued Jaime Garcia the past few years but mostly have been related to his shoulder. He hasn’t made more than 10 starts in a season since 2012 but has matched his 7 starts in 2014 this year already.
Manager Mike Matheny announced today that Tim Cooney and lefty Tyler Lyons are slated to draw the starting assignments for the Cardinals in Tuesday’s (July 7) split doubleheader at Chicago.
Cooney, who started for the Cardinals last Thursday (July 2), is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA in two starts for St. Louis this season. The Pacific Coast League All-Star is 6-4, 2.74 ERA in his 14 starts for Memphis (AAA).
Lyons is 2-0, 5.09 ERA in five starts for St. Louis this season, winning each of his last two (June 13 vs. Kansas City and June 19 vs. Philadelphia). He’s 5-4 with a 3.10 ERA in 10 starts at Memphis.
Get well soon Jaime!