Garcia makes third rehab start
Jaime Garcia made his third Minor League rehab start, pitching the first six innings of Double-A Springfield’s 9-5 win over San Antonio on Thursday night.
Garcia was charged with five earned runs on six hits, including two doubles and a home run. He did not walk a batter and collected five strikeouts. After throwing 64 pitches in his last rehab outing, Garcia threw 75 (53 strikes) in this one.
The Cardinals have not made an official announcement as to what is next for Garcia in his rehab program, but it’s expected that Garcia will make one more Minor League start. That would allow Garcia the chance to continue to refine his pitches, and it would allow the left-hander to get his pitch count closer to 100.
Garcia has been on the disabled list since June 6 with a left shoulder impingement. When he returns to the Cardinals, he will be plugged into the rotation.
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