Right-hander Matt Garza threw on flat ground Saturday in his first action since leaving his July 21 start against the Cardinals after three innings.

Garza, who has felt cramping in his right triceps, threw without problems and is to throw a bullpen session Monday. He will be evaluated after that.

''He's gradually progressing,'' manager Dale Sveum said. ''Everything is getting better each day, so that's good. We'll get him out there [pitching] late next week.''