Maybe it was wishful thinking, but the possibility of right-hander Matt Garza returning to the Milwaukee Brewers after the minimum 15-day stay on the disabled list seemed too good to be true.

As it turns out, it was an unrealistic expectation.

Garza has yet to throw a baseball since a strained left oblique landed him on the disabled list on Aug. 5, retroactive to his outing on Aug. 4. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told reporters Sunday that he doesn't anticipate Garza throwing in the next few days, leaving it nearly impossible for a return when he's eligible to come off the disabled list on Aug. 19.

"He didn't have a setback but until he is completely pain-free with different motions, they're not going to let him throw," Roenicke said. "He has treatments in here. They're going to start doing some plyometrics with him, which means holding a ball and throwing it against this little thing, but not playing catch.

"It's not looking good (for coming off the DL when eligible next Tuesday). I don't want to even put a number on that. It could be more than that. I don't know."

The injury to Garza is the first real blow dealt to Milwaukee's starting staff this season. Yovani Gallardo missed one start due to injury in May, but the only other change to the rotation came when Marco Estrada was swapped out due to ineffectiveness.