Posted May 18, 2013

Cardinals place LHP Jamie Garcia on DL with shoulder strain

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The Cardinals placed Jaime Garcia on the DL with a shoulder strain. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The Cardinals placed Jaime Garcia on the DL with a shoulder strain. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The St. Louis Cardinals placed left-handed pitcher Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain, the team announced.

Garcia has been dealing with shoulder issues for over a year and will consult with Dr. James Andrews to see if surgery is needed.

The same injury forced Garcia to miss two months of the season and then forced him off the playoff roster in October.

Garcia said he started to feel shoulder pain on May 5, even though he pitched eight innings in a win against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Garcia pitched Friday night and gave up six runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Brewers. Garcia is 5-2 with a 3.58 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 55.1 innings this season.

“I would say at this point it’s worse,” Garcia said, when asked how the discomfort compared to what he dealt with last year. “There’s a lot more pain than last year. It started three starts ago. I was feeling great up until that point. I basically tried to take care of doing little things here and there and it went downhill, getting worse and worse.”

The Cardinals will call up reliever Mitchell Boggs on Saturday to fill their vacant roster spot.

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