ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will be shut down for a month due to an injury the team is calling a left shoulder strain.
Garcia is on the 15-day disabled list and visited Dr. Lewis Yocum on Friday in Los Angeles.
General manager John Mozeliak said the team does not anticipate Garcia will need surgery. Garcia lasted just two innings in his last start and is 3-4 with a 4.48 ERA.
Right-hander Joe Kelly will make his major league debut Sunday against the Indians, taking Garcia’s spot in the rotation. The 24-year-old Kelly is 2-5, but with a 2.86 ERA at Triple A-Memphis.