Found May 21, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
He's a great doctor, but anytime his name is associated with a player's name, it's generally bad news.  This time, that bad news is hanging around Jaime Garcia.  The St. Louis Cardinals' veteran starter was just recently placed on the disabled list with a shoulder strain.  Now, it seems that strain may be more serious as Garcia intends to see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. According to a #STLCards official, Jaime Garcia is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday for second opinion on his left shoulder. — Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) May 21, 2013 A meeting with Andrews does not immediately mean surgery will be scheduled, but more often than not, players meet with the renowned doctor when they are out of options and nothing else is helping.  If that's the case with Garcia, there is a very good chance he undergoes surgery.  And that could cost him the rest of the season. Garcia suffered a shoulder injury last season as well.  Garcia opted to rehab rather than undergo surgery at that time.  That decision may now be back-firing.  He has been trying to pitch with a partially torn labrum and rotator cuff since the end of last season.  Surgery may now be Garcia's only option. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia will undergo shoulder surgery

credit: getty images Cardinals left hander Jaime Garcia will undergo surgery on his left shoulder. The procedure will end Garcia’s season. The surgery was recommended by Dr. James Andrews after he confirmed the original diagnosis of a tear in his labrum.  Garcia will have the surgery performed by the Cardinals team doctor and attempt to return to the team next season. Garcia was...

Cards' Garcia expected to miss year after surgery

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will have surgery on his left shoulder this week and is expected to miss the rest of the season. The Cardinals announced Wednesday that Garcia will have surgery to repair tears in his rotator cuff and labrum. Team doctor George Paletta will perform the operation on Friday in St. Louis. Garcia is 5-2 with a 3.58 ERA in nine starts this year...

Cardinals' Jaime Garcia placed on the DL

The St. Louis Cardinals are dealing with yet another injured pitcher.  Jaime Garcia was placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday.  The 26-year old pitcher has suffered a shoulder strain, and he and the team are concerned the injury could be even more significant than originally thought. According to Jennifer Langosch of MLB.com, there is a possibility that Garcia may need...

Cardinals' Jaime Garcia requires season-ending surgery

St. Louis Cardinals right-handed starting pitcher Jaime Garcia will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The procedure has been recommended by Dr. James Andrews, as he confirmed the original diagnosis of a small tear in Garcia's labrum. Heyman adds that the right-hander is said to have what was described as a 30- to 40-percent tear...

Jaime Garcia to Have Shoulder Surgery, Out Until 2014

Jaime Garcia will have shoulder surgery that will end his 2013 season. Garcia was examined by Dr. James Andrews who recommended the surgery, confirming an earlier diagnosis of a small tear in his labrum. Cardinals team doctor George Paletta  will perform the surgery. Garcia is expected to be ready to go for the Cardinals in 2014. Garcia was 5-2 with a 3.58 ERA before having to visit...

Jaime Garcia to have season ending surgery

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia was off to a pretty good start in 2013, unfortunately his 2013 season is ending. Garcia was diagnosed with a 30-40% tear in his shoulder. Dr. James Andrews made the diagnosis and recommended the surgery he however won’t be performing it that will fall to the team doctors. Dr. James Andrews recommended the surgery, confirming the original...

Garcia to undergo season-ending surgery

ST. LOUIS Earlier this season, following St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright's two-hit shutout of the Colorado Rockies that came less than 24 hours after rookie Shelby Miller's one-hit shutout of his own, Wainwright who had cruised through 7 13 perfect innings mentioned how his potential no-hitter derailed. "That's the great thing about baseball," Wainwright...

Cards' Lyons to start for Garcia

The St. Louis Cardinals will promote rookie lefty Tyler Lyons from the minors to make his major league debut in place of injured Jaime Garcia on Wednesday. Down two starters for the time being, they've also plugged Mitchell Boggs back into the bullpen mix. ''Throw him in there when we can,'' manager Mike Matheny said before Sunday's game against the Brewers...

Cardinals play service time game with Michael Wacha. Tyler Lyons to start on Wednesday

Yes, even contenders are concerned about service time when it comes to their top prospects.  Its why players like Stephen Strasburg are kept in the minors until mid-June so that they do not qualify for Super Two status. The Cardinals appear to be playing that game as well with Michael Wacha. With an injury to Jaime Garcia, the Cards are calling upon little-known and not very highly...

Cards' Boggs arrives; Lyons to start for Garcia

The St. Louis Cardinals will promote rookie lefty Tyler Lyons from the minors to make his major league debut in place of injured Jaime Garcia on Wednesday. They've also plugged Mitchell Boggs back into the bullpen mix. The Cardinals have officially placed Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain retroactive to Saturday. Manager Mike Matheny said Sunday...

Recap: Cardinals 5, Padres 3

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tyler Lyons pitched seven solid innings in his major league debut on the same day St. Louis lost Jaime Garcia for the season, and the Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Wednesday night. Lyons, who was promoted from Triple-A Memphis after Garcia went on the disabled list, allowed one run and four hits. The 25-year-old left-hander was a ninth-round draft...

St. Louis Cardinals: Jake Westbrook suffers setback

After learning that Jaime Garcia was going to be out for the remainder of the season after he undergoes shoulder surgery later this week, the St. Louis Cardinals were hoping for some good news from their other starter who is on the disabled list, Jake Westbrook. Westbrook, who is 2-1 with a 1.62 ERA in six starts this season, has been on the disabled list since May 9 with scar...

Cards' Lyons gets win in MLB debut

Tyler Lyons pitched seven solid innings in his major league debut on the same day St. Louis lost Jaime Garcia for the season, and the Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Wednesday night. Lyons, who was promoted from Triple-A Memphis after Garcia went on the disabled list, allowed one run and four hits. The 25-year-old left-hander was a ninth-round draft pick in 2010 out of...

Phil Naessens Podcast 05-20-2013: RBTS David Whitlock guests

Weekly on Mondays Phil Naessens Show Sports-Kings/Reading Between the Seams Managing editor David Whitlock joins Phil to cover major league baseball coast to coast.  This week, David and Phil introduce you to Jurickson Profar, discuss injuries to Andy Pettite, Ian Kinsler, Jaime Garcia and David Price, Instant Replay, Reuben’s Rockies and the guys begin to look at MLB Commissioner...
Cardinals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.