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Garza (oblique) is slated to throw a bullpen session Sunday, Andrew Gruman of FOX Sports Wisconsin reports.
The Brewers have mapped out a plan to get Garza back in the rotation in early September, with Sunday's bullpen the first major step toward achieving that goal. The window for Garza to get into minor league games is closing fast, but manager Ron Roenicke said the right-hander will likely get in a short rehab assignment before returning to the big club.
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The Brewers have mapped out a plan to get Garza (oblique) back in the rotation during the first week of September, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Garza just receive clearance to resume throwing last weekend and it sounds like the Brewers will be cautious in advancing him through his program. Mike Fiers has performed extremely well in Garza's stead to this point, affording the team the flexibility to take it slow with Garza.
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Garza (oblique) played catch for a second straight day Saturday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
It's expected that the team will map out a plan for getting Garza back on the mound Sunday. Most likely, he'll miss another 10 days or so, even in the best-case scenario, which will continue to afford Mike Fiers a start every fifth day.
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Garza (oblique) played catch for about five minutes Friday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
The Brewers kept Garza shut down for over a week after he was diagnosed with an oblique strain, but he was able to start back up with some light throwing Friday. It may not sounds like much, but it represents a positive first step in his recovery, though Garza may still be hard-pressed to return before the end of the month.
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Garza (oblique) is progressing but remains without a set date to resume throwing, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
The Brewers have said that they will keep Garza shut down until he's completely pain-free, putting a return before the end of August in question. Mike Fiers pitched very well in Garza's stead Saturday and will continue to occupy his spot in the rotation for the foreseeable future. How Fiers fares in his next couple turns may dictate how aggressive the Brewers are in advancing Garza through his rehab.
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Garza (oblique) will miss more than the minimum 15 days required by his DL stint, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Manager Ron Roenicke confirmed Sunday that the oblique injury will cost Garza more than two weeks, and while a specific timetable for his return remains uncertain, Roenicke said Garza is not going to be allowed to resume throwing until he's completely pain-free. Mike Fiers will continue to start in Garza's place, after holding the Dodgers to just one run on three hits over eight innings Saturday.
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Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said that Garza (oblique) may need more than the 15-day minimum to recover, the Associated Press reports.
Thus far, Garza has been unable to throw, instead being limited to exercises. Mike Fiers, who pitched well in Garza's place Saturday, will remain in the rotation for the foreseeable future while Garza is on the mend, and the timetable may also hinge on whether he requires a minor league rehab start prior to activation.
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Garza (oblique) has been placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to August 4, Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.
Dealing with a left oblique strain, Garza will be shut down for the next two weeks. He said after Sunday's game, when the injury occurred, that it was not as severe as the one he suffered in 2013, but the Brewers will closely monitor his status down the stretch. To fill his spot on the roster, Rob Wooten will come up from Triple-A Nashville.
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Matt Garza held the Rays to one run on five hits over seven innings but settled for a no-decision Tuesday.
Garza has now allowed two runs over his last 15 innings after allowing five while recording just one out against the Nationals on July 19. Unfortunately Alex Cobb matched him frame for frame, depriving Garza of his eighth win. The right-hander walked two while striking out two in the outing. Garza will carry a 3.74 ERA into his next start, Tuesday against the Giants.
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Matt Garza tossed eight innings of one-run ball against the Mets en route to a win on Thursday.
Garza had a nightmarish outing last Saturday against the Nationals, but bounced back nicely against the Mets. He made only one damaging mistake, serving up a solo home run to Lucas Duda in the seventh. Overall, he allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out four. The right-hander now owns a 3.87 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 98/41 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Rays on the road in his next start.