Cubs right-hander Matt Garza suffered some discomfort in his side on Saturday. That, in tandem with his lat injury, means he'll open the season on the disabled list. As Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports, Garza could be sidelined until May.
"It's a minor setback that [Garza] could wind up missing two weeks to a month," Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. "Now you're looking at him getting two [Cactus League] starts at the most."
The loss of Garza means right-hander Jeff Samardzija will be the Cubs' opening-day starter.
As for Garza, the 29-year-old is coming off a 2012 season in which a stress fracture in his elbow limited him to just 18 starts. Over that span, Garza pitched to a 3.91 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. He's eligible for free agency after the upcoming season.
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