Matt Garza told the Cubs he's feeling much better after feeling discomfort in his arm following a bullpen session and subsequently being shut down again Tuesday.

Manager Dale Sveum said Garza is scheduled to play long toss Friday or Saturday and then throw a bullpen session. He could start for Double-A Tennessee sometime next week.

"I would imagine," Sveum said. "They kind of figured out it was just usual side (session) soreness."

Garza was scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start Wednesday for Class A Kane County one week ago, but that was changed to a simulated game in Milwaukee on Friday because of the weather conditions in the Chicago area.

Sveum said it would "enhance" the Cubs' rotation when Garza comes back, though at this point it's hard to say just when that will be. He was scheduled to make three starts after his simulated game.

The Garza saga has been ongoing since his first live batting practice session in February, when he came out throwing fastballs like it was a regular season start with the Cubs' brass watching at Fitch Park.

That session was cut short because of a left side strain, Garza eventually was shut down, and two months later he's still waiting to pitch in an actual game.