Jaime Garcia is expected to receive a cortisone shot in his shoulder from Dr. James Andrews. (G Fiume/Getty Images)
Cardinals left hander Jaime Garcia will likely not be on the mound for the season opener after being diagnosed this week with left shoulder inflammation, according to an Associated Press report.
Garcia is expected to receive a cortisone injection to his left shoulder, according to the report, but previous reports have indicated there is no structural damage.
The 27-year-old Garcia, who won a World Series with the Cardinals in 2011, said he first experienced shoulder soreness last week, according to the AP, and hasn't thrown since Feb. 18 but is expected to rejoin training camp soon.