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Garza (oblique) will not need a rehab assignment, and will instead pitch a simulated game Friday and join the rotation at a date that has yet to be determined,'s Adam McCalvy reports.

It's possible that the Brewers are still trying to decide internally which starter will get bumped from the rotation to make way for Garza. Assuming that either Mike Fiers or Jimmy Nelson will be the one to move out of the rotation, Garza could join the rotation either Thursday or Saturday of next week.

Matt Garza SP MIL 2 Months

Pitching coach Rick Kranitz described Garza's bullpen session as "superb," but the team won't announce Garza's next step until Wednesday,'s Adam McCalvy reports.

It would be understandable for Garza to make a rehab start with one of the Brewers' minor league affiliates before returning to the Brewers' rotation, but there's also a chance he could bypass a rehab assignment and go straight back into the big league rotation. We will know more Wednesday.

Matt Garza SP MIL 2 Months

Garza (oblique) had an extremely positive bullpen session Sunday and figures to ramp up the intensity of his throws in his next session, tentatively slated for Tuesday, Andrew Gruman of reports.

Garza was able to throw all his pitches without feeling any pain with his oblique. If he's able to throw at close to full strength in his next bullpen session, Garza could head out to a minor league affiliate for one rehab start before he's activated from the DL.

Matt Garza SP MIL 2 Months

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.

Matt Garza SP MIL 2 Months

The Brewers have mapped out a plan to get Garza (oblique) back in the rotation during the first week of September, Adam McCalvy of 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.

Matt Garza SP MIL 2 Months

Garza (oblique) played catch for a second straight day Saturday, Adam McCalvy of 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.

Matt Garza SP MIL 2 Months

Garza (oblique) played catch for about five minutes Friday, Adam McCalvy of 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.

Matt Garza SP MIL 2 Months

Garza (oblique) is progressing but remains without a set date to resume throwing, Adam McCalvy of 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.

Matt Garza SP MIL 2 Months

Garza (oblique) will miss more than the minimum 15 days required by his DL stint, Adam McCalvy of 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.