Cardinals P Garcia to seek 2nd opinion on shoulder

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 25, 2014 at 5:51 pm •  Published: February 25, 2014

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Jaime Garcia will seek a second opinion on his surgically repaired shoulder from Dr. James Andrews before deciding his next course of action, St. Louis General Manager John Mozeliak said on Tuesday.

Garcia requested the second opinion even before consulting with Cardinals team doctors.

Mozeliak didn't go into detail about the findings of Garcia's Monday exam, other to say that the initial results were encouraging.

"Based on the MRI and overall, we feel good," Mozeliak said. "I would like to see what the other doctor has to say and we will go from there."

Garcia isn't the only Cardinals pitcher who is hurting.

St. Louis closer Trevor Rosenthal cut short Tuesday's scheduled bullpen session after experiencing "a little discomfort" in his right leg.

"If it was in the season I feel like it probably would be nothing worth stopping throwing (for) or anything, but because we are in the situation we are now I thought I would say something to make sure it was taken care of."

Mozeliak called the soreness in the groin-quadriceps area of Rosenthal's leg a strain, characterizing him as day to day.

Rosenthal felt the discomfort after delivering a pitch near what was supposed to be the end of his scheduled 25-pitch session. He immediately stopped throwing to consult with trainers, then headed to the clubhouse, where he iced his leg.