Jun 11, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha (52) throws a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals place pitchers Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia on DL

After today’s 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals John Mozeliak announced the tam has placed Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia on the disabled list. Both starters are suffering with a shoulder ailment. This is according to a report by Joe Trezza of The St. Louis Post Dispatch.

For Wacha, he is experiencing what Mozeliak termed as a “stress reaction” in his scapula. Trezza’s report also states that the Cardinals have not had experience with this particular injury, but as of now, no surgery will be necessary.

Wacha will miss a few weeks before he is to be re-evaluated.

And for Garcia, he has apparently reaggravated his surgically repaired shoulder. Garcia’s latest bullpen session did not go well, and it was further noted that this issue has bothered Garcia over his last pair of starts.

Carlos Martinez is officially a member of the Cardinals starting rotation to go along with Adam Wainwright, Lance Lynn, and Shelby Miller. And it might be for an extended period of time. Even with the Martinez “addition”, one spot in the rotation remains open. The Cards will not have another off-day until June 30, leaving the team with having to fill one game over the next week.

Wacha owns a 5-5 record with 2.79 ERA, 2.99 FIP, and 1.118 WHIP in his 15 starts.

Garcia’s record is 3-1 with a 4.12 ERA, 3.77 FIP, and 1.053 WHIP in only four starts.

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