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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia was activated from the disabled list Tuesday and will start against the Cincinnati Reds after recovering from a groin injury. Garcia has not pitched for the Cardinals since June 24 but is ready to return after completing a rehab assignment with Low-A Peoria.

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Garcia (shoulder) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.

Garcia's placement on the DL comes as a bit of a surprise, as earlier in the week it was reported that he would be OK to make his regularly scheduled start Tuesday. Perhaps something went wrong in his side session, as he'll instead be subject to his third change of plans this week. St. Louis has a doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday, and according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, the team will start Tyler Lyons and Tim Cooney, both of whom will need to be recalled from Triple-A Memphis prior to the game.

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Garcia (groin) remains on track to make his scheduled start Tuesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Cards manager Mike Matheny said that Garcia's bullpen session Saturday went well, although Garcia refused to offer a comment to reporters about the workout when asked. For now, he remains day-to-day, but the Cards would certainly stand to benefit from having Garcia start one of the games in Tuesday's doubleheader with the Cubs.

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Garcia (groin) will not be placed on the disabled list, but won't start Thursday against the Padres, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Garcia missed his previous start due to the groin issue, and it appears it could cost him two in a row. The Cardinals haven't made a corresponding move yet, but Tim Cooney is expected to replace him.

Jaime Garcia SP STL 1 month ago

Garcia (groin) won't make another start until Thursday against the Padres at the earliest, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

Garcia suffered from cramps in his most recent start last Wednesday against the Marlins, which halted his throwing program over the last couple of days. Though the fact that Garcia was able to complete a side session Sunday represents positive news, the brief delay will force him out of his originally scheduled start Tuesday versus the White Sox. Despite his progress, it's far from guaranteed at this point that Garcia will be cleared to pitch Thursday. If that's the case, look for Tim Cooney, who was pulled early from his outing at Triple-A Memphis on Sunday, to be the top candidate for a spot start.

Jaime Garcia SP STL 1 month ago

Garcia (groin) will be pushed back from his scheduled start Tuesday against the White Sox, Luke Thompson of FOX Sports Midwest reports.

With the Cardinals having an off day Monday, the team will simply move Lance Lynn's turn up a day, keeping him on his normal rest schedule. Garcia, meanwhile, is still a candidate to take the hill Wednesday, but manager Mike Matheny would not commit to using the left-hander just yet. Garcia was forced out of last week's start against the Marlins in the seventh inning due to cramping near his groin area, and he has yet to resume throwing. It appears trainers are still trying to identify the extent of the injury.

Jaime Garcia SP STL 1 month ago

Garcia was bothered by a cramp in his groin during Wednesday's start against the Marlins, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Garcia received treatment Thursday and said he's fine, but Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said the lefty's status for his next start won't be clear until this weekend. After giving up just one run over seven innings in Wednesday's outing, Garcia is scheduled to face the White Sox on Tuesday.

Jaime Garcia SP STL 1 month ago

Garcia (3-3) allowed one run on five hits in seven innings against the Marlins on Wednesday. He struck out four and walked none.

Garcia's only mistake came in the second, when he gave up a leadoff home run to Giancarlo Stanton. Otherwise, Garcia was excellent as he lowered his ERA and WHIP to 1.69 and 0.88, respectively. Garcia has lowered his ERA in each of his last five starts, and he'll look to make it six in a row when he faces off against the White Sox in his next scheduled start Tuesday.

Jaime Garcia SP STL 1 month ago

Garcia delivered six scoreless innings against the Twins on Thursday, striking out four while allowing four hits and two walks, but received no decision in a 2-1 loss.

Garcia continues to display pinpoint control, and it's helping him post one excellent outing after another. Thanks to having allowed only seven walks this season -- five of them in his first start -- he still owns an incredible 0.90 WHIP to go with his 1.76 ERA. His strikeout rate has been relatively modest, with just 28 in 41 innings, but that's much less of a concern when the rate stats are so elite. Garcia's quickly become a must-own starter -- at least, as long as he can stay healthy. His next outing will take place in Miami on Wednesday.

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Garcia improved to 2-3 with eight shutout innings against the Royals on Friday. He gave up just four hits and struck out six without issuing a walk.

Garcia went at least seven innings while allowing two or less runs for the third straight start on Friday. After an injury-plagued start to the 2015 campaign, the 28-year-old has settled down to the tune of a 1.23 ERA in the month of May. The Mexican lefty finally seems healthy for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery in July of 2014, and is worth owning if he continues his recent run of dominant pitching. Garcia's next start falls on Wednesday at Minnesota.