Garcia update: Shoulder tightness
MRI results on free agent Freddy Garcia’s arm revealed no structural
damage, just tightness in his throwing shoulder. That dispels an
earlier report from a Venezuelan paper that stated he would miss four
months with a biceps injury.
Garcia’s agent, Peter Greenberg,
said Friday evening that Garcia will go on a throwing program and
hopefully return to action in two weeks. That would give him a few more
starts in winter ball and at least a few more looks in front of Major
League scouts before the Venezuelan League’s regular season ended. In
any case, that will likely leave the free agent on the market heading
past the holiday season.
Garcia also had shoulder tightness that
knocked him out of Detroit’s regular season finale Sept. 29 and slowed
his throwing program in preparation for winter ball. MRI results in
October were also negative.