Jaime Garcia SP STL 5 Months

Jaime Garcia allowed one run on five hits over seven innings in a win against the Nationals on Sunday.

Garcia has now allowed one run over his last fourteen innings, lowering his ERA to 3.72. He walked two while striking out six on Sunday, and he's now got a 32/5 K/BB ratio in 38 2/3 innings. Garcia carries a perfect 3-0 record into Friday's matchup with the Phillies.

Jaime Garcia SP STL 6 Months

Jaime Garcia allowed just three hits while spinning seven shutout frames in Sunday's 5-0 victory over the Blue Jays.

Garcia walked three -- his first three walks of the season -- but he struck out four and got 14 groundball outs. The left-hander had one awful inning last week against the Royals but has mostly been impressive since returning from the disabled list. He holds a 4.26 ERA but a 0.95 WHIP and 26/3 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings. Garcia will take on the Nationals at home next weekend.

Jaime Garcia SP STL 6 Months

Jaime Garcia was shelled for eight hits and six runs in a no-decision against the Royals on Tuesday.

Garcia cruised along until the fifth inning, when the Royals got to him for all six runs. The southpaw has been largely good since coming off the disabled list, as he's got a 0.97 WHIP and 22/0 K/BB ratio to go with an ugly 5.47 ERA. He's got another tough test when he takes on the potent Blue Jays lineup in Toronto on Saturday.

Jaime Garcia SP STL 6 Months

Jaime Garcia got the no-decision, allowing three runs over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

With Thursday's walk-less outing, Garcia has yet to allow one in 19 2/3 innings over three starts since coming off of the disabled list. The lefty also allowed only five hits while striking out seven, bolstering his K/BB ratio to 19/0. Garcia will go after his second win in his next start against the Royals at home.

Jaime Garcia SP STL 6 Months

Jaime Garcia held the Reds to two runs in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a Cardinals victory.

Garcia cruised through the first four innings but was pulled at just 75 pitches after the Reds came alive in the fifth and sixth. The crafty left-hander still managed seven strikeouts and did not issue a walk. He's looked pretty sharp in two starts since being activated from the disabled list and could have considerable value in mixed fantasy formats going forward. A start at Arizona is next.

Jaime Garcia SP STL 6 Months

Jaime Garcia was solid in his season debut Sunday, allowing four runs over seven innings in a loss to the Braves.

Garcia surrendered just five hits, walked no one and struck out four. Though he managed to allow just the five base knocks, two of them resulted in long home runs. Garcia was working in the 90-92 mph range, as he generally looked similar to what he looked like pre-shoulder surgery. He'll take on the Reds in Cincy next weekend.

Jaime Garcia SP STL 6 Months

Cardinals activated LHP Jaime Garcia from the 15-day disabled list.

Garcia will get the ball on Sunday versus the Braves in what will be his first start in the majors in almost exactly a year. The left-hander will be allowed to get his pitch count up to as much as 95. Garcia is a potentially intriguing fantasy option, but it might be best to see how he looks Sunday before throwing him into your starting lineup.

Jaime Garcia SP STL 6 Months

Jaime Garcia (shoulder) will be allowed to get his pitch count up to 95 in Sunday's start against the Braves.

Garcia threw 74 pitches in his final rehab start. "With a 95 (pitch) ceiling, that's room to go a long time," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "So we're not going to do anything out of the ordinary." Even though he won't be held back much pitch count-wise, Garcia is still a risky fantasy option in what will be his first big league start since May 17 of last year.

Jaime Garcia SP STL 7 Months

Jaime Garcia (shoulder) is scheduled to rejoin the Cardinals' rotation on Sunday.

The southpaw had previously planned to throw a bullpen Wednesday ahead of a Saturday start, but Wednesday's rainout pushed those plans back a day. Garcia will throw a bullpen session Thursday, and assuming everything goes well he'll be activated ahead of Sunday's start against the Braves instead. Garcia hasn't made a start with the Cardinals since May 17 of last season.

Jaime Garcia SP STL 7 Months

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Tuesday that he wants to see how Jaime Garcia (shoulder) rebounds from Monday's rehab start before clearing him to rejoin the rotation.

Tyler Lyons (shoulder) was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, and the presumption is that Garcia will take his spot in the rotation this weekend. As long as he doesn't have in ill effects following Monday's five-inning, two-earned run showing at Triple-A Memphis, he'll be cleared to pitch Saturday against the Braves.