Posted March 03, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Matt Garza will start the season on the disabled list because of an injured muscle in his side that is preventing the right-hander from throwing, and Jeff Samardzija will be the Opening Day starter for the Chicago Cubs. Garza's batting-practice session was cut short on Feb. 17 because of the injured latissimus dorsi muscle. He rested 10 days and was in the second day of a throwing program on flat ground when he felt more tightness Saturday. He won't throw for the next week. ''I don't sit back and let things happen. I make them happen and keep pushing and going,'' Garza said Sunday. ''Now we know it is just time. The recovery rate I was on, everything felt great. It's the body's way of saying it is going to take a little more time. It's not a setback, more like I've come to the realization you can't out-mind your body.'' Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Garza will get two spring-training starts at most and will miss the ...
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