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Cards' GM: Jaime Garcia to undergo surgery, miss rest of season

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Jaime Garcia is going to remain on the sidelines for a long time. (USATSI)
Jaime Garcia is going to remain on the sidelines for a long time. (USATSI)

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Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia hasn't pitched since June 20 because of shoulder inflammation, and now it appears the often-injured soon-to-be-28-year-old will miss the remainder of the 2014 season. Here's Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

That's straight from the mouth of GM John Mozeliak, so presumably the decision is made. The procedure to treat thoracic outlet syndrome typically involves removing a rib, so the time-table for recovery is indeed a fairly lengthy one.

Garcia has been on the DL six times in his career and has managed a total of just 220 2/3 innings since the start of the 2012 season. For his career, Garcia owns an ERA+ of 108 across parts of six big-league seasons.

He's owed the remainder of a $7.75-million salary for 2014. Next year, Garcia is under contract for $9.25 million, and he has $500,000 buyouts in his contract for 2016 and 2017.

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