Garcia unlikely to be ready for season's start

The Associated Press
Garcia unlikely to be ready for season's start
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2014 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia throws a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice in Jupiter, Fla. The Cardinals have announced Garcia will return to St. Louis on Sunday to have doctors examine his surgically repaired throwing shoulder, making it unlikely he'll be ready for the start of the season. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- St. Louis left-hander Jaime Garcia is unlikely to be ready to pitch at the start of the season, but Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak won't completely rule out the possibility.

Garcia will be returning to the Cardinals' spring training camp after Dr. James Andrews did not find any structural damage in the pitcher's throwing shoulder.

Mozeliak said Wednesday that Garcia will receive a cortisone injection at Andrews' office in Pensacola.

Garcia met with Cardinals' doctors in St. Louis on Monday and with Andrews on Tuesday.

Expected to be the lone left-hander in the Cardinals' rotation, Garcia began feeling soreness in his shoulder early last week. He hasn't thrown since Feb. 18.