According to multiple reports Saturday afternoon, Matt Garza was scratched from Sunday’s start against the Red Sox with tightness in his right elbow.
Garza will see the Cubs physician Monday when the team returns to Chicago. The Cubs are hoping that Matt Garza will miss just one start but at this point the severity of the injury is unknown. The Sun-Times reported Garza could undergo an MRI on Monday.
The Cubs are unsure of who will start Sunday night’s finale in Boston. Mike Quade said James Russell or Jeff Samardzija could get the ball to start the game but it could be whichever pitcher they do not use Saturday.
Mike Quade indicated that James Russell is the prohibitive favorite to start Sunday. Russell pitched three innings in Friday night’s game in relief of Doug Davis and Scott Maine.
According to reports, the Cubs will not rush Randy Wells back to the big leagues. Wells is scheduled to make his second rehab start Sunday with a possible return to the Cubs on Friday.
Sunday will be another ‘Bullpen Day‘ for the Cubs.
With the additions of Doug Davis and Tony Campana in recent weeks, the Cubs do not have an open spot on their 40-man roster.
Will update when additional information is made available …
“He’s got a little stiffness in his elbow,” manager Mike Quade said. “We’re going to be real careful with this guy. We’re going to skip his start tomorrow and get him some rest and see what happens. It sounds like it’s not something serious. It sounds like he makes his next start. We have the off-day (Monday). We have four guys we can run out there if he needs (more time). I would literally say this is day to day.”