Cards’ Garcia expected to miss year after surgery

SAN DIEGO (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will have surgery on his left shoulder this week and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

The Cardinals announced Wednesday the left-hander will have surgery to repair tears in his rotator cuff and labrum. Team doctor George Paletta will perform the operation Friday in St. Louis.

Garcia is 5-2 with a 3.58 ERA in nine starts this year. He was put on the disabled list Sunday after feeling pain that had increased over the course of three starts.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said it wasn’t surprising news to find out Garcia needed surgery. Matheny said Garcia could get his shoulder cleaned up and be healthy for spring training.

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