Cardinals place Garcia on disabled list with shoulder strain
ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 17: Starter Jaime Garcia #54 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium on May 17, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat
ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 12: Starter Jaime Garcia #54 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium on May 12, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) By Dilip Vishwanat
MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 5: Jaime Garcia #54 of the St Louis Cardinals pitches to a Milwaukee Brewers batter in the first inning at Miller Park on May 5, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images) By Tom Lynn
(BaseballStL) -- The Cardinals will place pitcher Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain, according to general manager John Mozeliak. Meanwhile, reliever Mitchell Boggs will be recalled from Triple-A Memphis on Sunday.
Garcia threw 5 1/3 innings against the Brewers on Friday, giving up six runs on two three-run home runs to Aramis Ramirez.
Mozeliak did not say whether Garcia would undergo surgery, or how long he was expected to remain on the DL. The left-hander struggled with pain in the same shoulder through much of 2012.
So far this year, Garcia is 5-2 with a 3.58 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 55 1/3 innings pitched.
CBS Sports reports the path may now be set for 21-year-old Michael Wacha to make his major-league debut. Wacha is 4-0 with a 1.89 ERA in 47 2/3 innings.