8/5 Garza headed to DL
Cubs pitcher Matt Garza was sent back to Chicago on Sunday to be examined by the team medical staff after experiencing some stiffness in his right arm. He will likely be placed on the disabled list.
The Cubs had hoped Garza could start Tuesday against the Padres. He has not pitched since July 21, coming out of that game with cramping in his right elbow. He threw in the bullpen on Friday, and again on Saturday.
“It was pretty stiff today so nothing major, but he’s not going to be able to go on Tuesday,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said after Sunday’s game. “He threw two sides and was kind of stiff today. We’re going to back him off and send him home to see the doctor.”
– Carrie Muskat