According to multiple reports, Matt Garza will receive an MRI at some point over the next two days after suffering what was reported Sunday as a mild left lat strain. The good news is that the Cubs and Garza are saying his right elbow is fine and his arm feels really strong. Garza will miss time with the setback and according to a report from the Tribune, Garza could miss the start of the season.
Matt Garza is trying to work his way back after a stress reaction on his right elbow last July ended his season. Multiple reports suggested Garza was throwing the ball very well prior to Sunday’s injury.
The Tribune reported that it is too early in camp to know for sure but the delay could force Matt Garza to start the season on the disabled list. The Cubs have not said how much time Garza will miss before he is able to start throwing again.
Matt Garza stopped half way through his scheduled 40-pitch session on Sunday after feeling “something” in his left side. According to ESPN Chicago, Garza threw one more pitch after feeling the discomfort before ending the session.
Jed Hoyer told the media they would not be rushing Garza back.
The injury to Matt Garza could open up a spot in the rotation for Carlos Villanueva at the beginning of the season.
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