Jaime Garcia SP STL Aug 24 '78

Jaime Garcia (shoulder) threw about 25 pitches off the mound at Busch Stadium on Monday.

Garcia was removed from the NLDS roster due to a recurrence of a shoulder injury, but the Cardinals are pleased with his progress. "By December he'll have a normal offseason and in January begin the throwing program for spring," said Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak. "In everything I heard (from the team medical staff) today, the word surgery never came up."