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Cards' Garcia out for year

ST. LOUIS — Cardinals LHP Jaime Garcia will need season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, according to multiple media reports.

Garcia was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with what the club initially diagnosed as a shoulder strain. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dr. James Andrews confirmed the labrum tear in an examination Wednesday morning.

Team officials told the Post-Dispatch that Garcia will be operated on Friday by team physician George Paletta. GM John Mozeliak said he was optimistic Garcia would be ready for spring training.

Garcia, 26, suffered a similar injury last season but opted for offseason rehab and strengthening.

In other Cardinals news, 3B David Freese sat out a third straight game with a gash on his right thumb suffered Sunday.

YANKS STARTER HURT: Yankees RHP Hiroki Kuroda left the game against the Orioles in the third inning with a bruised right calf.

BREWERS: RHP Kyle Lohse will miss his start Saturday because of irritation in his pitching elbow. RHP Mike Fiers will start in his place.

CUBS: Former Rays RH reliever Shawn Camp went on the 15-day DL with a sprained right big toe.

D'BACKS: OF Adam Eaton's rehab stint was cut short after he felt soreness in his previously sprained left elbow.

MARLINS: RHP Kevin Slowey left his start against the Phillies before the sixth inning because of a strained left lat muscle.

ORIOLES: RHP Kevin Gausman, 22, one of the team's top prospects, will be recalled from Double-A Bowie for his major-league debut tonight.

PHILLIES: 2B Chase Utley, who was scratched Tuesday night with a burning sensation in his right rib cage, was sent for an MRI exam for a possible oblique strain.

ROCKIES: RH closer Rafael Betancourt will have an MRI exam after leaving Tuesday night's game with a tight right groin.

TWINS: 3B Trevor Plouffe went on the seven-day concussion DL a day after he was struck in the head by Braves 2B Dan Uggla's shin while breaking up a double play. … RHP Vance Worley, the team's opening day starter who has a 7.21 ERA in 10 starts, was sent to Triple-A Rochester.

Cards' Garcia out for year 05/22/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:13pm]
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