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World Series Dreaming:
Oh, Matt Garza…why can’t you stay healthy?
First it was the elbow issue, and now it’s a lat problem. Let’s read the steady string of tweets before we begin…
Jeff Samardzija named @cubs’ #OpeningDay starter; Matt Garza will likely miss 1st month of season, reports @carriemuskat.
— MLB (@MLB) March 3, 2013
Well that’s fun, at least. Jeff Samardzija is a pretty cool guy and had a wonderful 2012 season (relative to what he’s done in the past, but still) and deserves it. Too bad it had to be a “by default” kind of situation, but I’m sure he’ll do fine.
Garza felt a twinge again in his left Lat when he threw on Saturday. No time table now for return to mound .
— Bruce Levine (@ESPNBruceLevine) March 3, 2013
This, boys and girls, is why stretching and proper conditioning is key. But you never know when your muscles are just going to crap out, so you can’t really blame Matt for this. Just being cautious.
Sveum says Garza did not have setback, just needs more time. #Cubs
— Carrie Musk
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strained the lat on his left side on February 17 while throwing batting
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