St. Louis, MO. USA; Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney receives a throw on a bunt by St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Skip Schumaker as starting pitcher Matt Garza attempts to get out of the way at Busch Stadium. Credit: Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE
The Chicago Cubs sent Matt Garza back to Chicago to see a doctor, and the pitcher is bound for the disabled list, according to manager Dale Sveum.
Garza has not pitched since July 21 at St. Louis, when he suffered a cramp in his right triceps. An MRI revealed no major damage, although there was slight fluid buildup around the muscle.
A series of tweets from people connected to Iowa Cubs lefty Brooks Raley indicated that Raley was on his way to San Diego, offered him congratulations, and then there was this:
LHP Brooks Raley, 6th round pick in '09, will get 1st ML start Tue nite for— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) August 6, 2012
Raley has made 14 starts for Triple-A Iowa this year, posted a 3.62 ERA and 1.40 WHIP, and given up just seven home runs in 82 innings. He'll be the 14th rookie to play for the Cubs this year, and the 46th player overall. Have at it.