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After injuring his lat muscle on February 17th, Chicago Cubs starter Matt Garza just started playing catch today, and might not be ready for Opening Day for the Cubs. *Of course* he might not be ready for Opening Day.
“This is the first step to being ready to start pitching,” he said of the throwing session. ``The schedule isn’t for Opening Day, it isn’t for opening week. The schedule is when my body’s ready to go, and I’m not going to rush this thing.
"Shoot, I spent six months already rehabbing and getting back from an [elbow] injury last year. Time is definitely on my side right now."
“It’s obviously a huge deal [to avoid the DL],” Garza said, “but pitching April 1 and pitching April 15 – yeah, it’s three, four games, but if I pitch April 1, I might re-injure it in June and be out.
“But if I give it those other two weeks and take my time, maybe not. Maybe I’m pitching April 15 through October, maybe November."
Garza only made 18 starts last sea
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