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Nationals' Garcia has torn forearm tendon

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Washington Nationals pitcher Christian Garcia has a partially torn tendon in his right forearm and has been advised to refrain from throwing for a while, the Washington Post reported.

He began experiencing pain in his throwing arm last weekend. At the time, he was told to rest the arm for two weeks. After the latest diagnosis, that rest period has been extended indefinitely.

"There won't be any surgery," Garcia told reporters on Sunday. "I'm done with cutting myself open. ... Right now, it's just about resting it. They want the symptoms to go away. Once the symptoms go away, we'll have a plan of attack."

Garcia, 27, had a 2.13 ERA in 12.2 innings pitched in 13 appearances for the Nationals last season.
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