Cards shut down pitcher Jaime Garcia

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will be shut down for a

month due to an injury the team is calling a left shoulder

strain.

Garcia is on the 15-day disabled list and visited Dr. Lewis

Yocum on Friday in Los Angeles.

General manager John Mozeliak said the team does not anticipate

Garcia will need surgery. Garcia lasted just two innings in his

last start and is 3-4 with a 4.48 ERA.

Right-hander Joe Kelly will make his major league debut Sunday

against the Indians, taking Garcia’s spot in the rotation. The

24-year-old Kelly is 2-5, but with a 2.86 ERA at Triple

A-Memphis.