Cards starter has left shoulder strain, team officials say.
General manager John Mozeliak says the team became aware of the issue about a week ago and had hoped Garcia could work through it.
Martinez, 21, will be making his Major League debut with his first appearance.
I have a lot to get into in this space today so I’ll save the words for the meat of the story without rambling on too long in the introduction…
Why do we always try to make sports uncomplicated? Baseball is a complicated game, and major league managers are at the center of the chaos.
Well, that sure was a disappointing Sunday wasn’t it? The Blues needed just a single point against the worst team in the Western Conference to clinch a playoff spot and they couldn’t get it.
Cards closer finished up shutout started by rookie pitcher Shelby Miller.
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Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter talks about the excitement of the youth on the roster and his role as a leader on the team.
Emceed by Cardinals broadcaster John Rooney, the night turned into a remembrance and celebration of Stan Musial, who passed away a night before the event.
That leaves David Freese, Jason Motte, and Marc Rzepczynski as potential salary arbitration candidates for St. Louis.
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