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Jeff Samardzija will be the opening-day starter for the Chicago Cubs, who said 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.
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Sunday that Samardzija will start at Pittsburgh on April 1. He was 9-13 with a 3.81 ERA last season, when he had a 2.39 ERA in his last seven starts.
''He is a guy the players rally around because of his bulldog mentality when he is one the mound,'' Sveum said. ''It is a very obvious choice really.''
Samardzija will be joined in the rotation by Travis Wood, Carlos Villanueva, Edwin Jackson and Scott Feldman.
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.
''It's a minor ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Being a Cubs fan is never easy, and the pain has begun already: starting pitcher Matt Garza has been shut down, and will likely miss the entire month of April.
On Thursday, the news broke that Garza might start the year on the DL while battling a strained lat. Now, the news has grown even worse with Garza being shut down and missing more than just a start or two to kick the year...
the questions about Chicago Cubs’ starting pitcher Matt Garza’s health have
been answered. The Cubs have decided to shut Garza down until possibly the
beginning of May. This would mean that Garza will miss the rest of Spring
Training and the first month of the regular season.
strained the lat on his left side on February 17 while throwing batting
The injury bug seems to love biting the Chicago
Cubs. Shortstop Starlin Castro came out of his team's Spring Training game on Wednesday, February 27, after straining his left hamstring while running out a ground ball. When Castro
still felt some stiffness on Friday morning, the Cubs sent him for an MRI.
The results came in Saturday. The MRI showed minor inflammation...
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Brian Bogusevic RF
Dioner Navarro C
Steve Clevenger 1B
Edwin Maysonet SS
Christian Villanueva 3B
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