5 years ago

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."