Jaime Garcia will undergo shoulder surgery

Jaime Garcia will undergo shoulder surgery

Credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Jaime Garcia #54 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on September 10, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

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by CBS Sports

KMOV.com

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Updated Wednesday, May 22 at 5:08 PM

Cardinals lefthander Jaime Garcia will undergo shoulder surgery, sources close to the situation told CBSSports.com.

Dr. James Andrews recommended the surgery, confirming the original diagnosis of a small tear in his labrum.He is said to haave what was described as a “30-40” percent tear, requiring surgery. the Cardinals’ team doctor will perform the operation.

Andrews is said to have expressed the opinion to Garcia that it’s amazing he was able to pitch as well as he did considering the condition of his shoulder. Garcia was 5-2 with a 3 ERA before having to visit the doctors with shoulder pain.

Garcia received criticism during last year’s postseason when he was removed after just two innings in game 2 of the N.L. Division Series against the Nationals.

 

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