Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and his 2013 season is over as a result of the injury. A team official confirmed that he'll have the season-ending procedure. The surgery will be done Friday by Cardinals' team physician Dr. George Paletta, an official said. Garcia visited with Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday morning and a look at his left shoulder revealed the damage inside. Last fall, Garcia was diagnosed with a tear in his labrum and a tear in his rotator cuff. Three doctors who saw Garcia's MRIs or Garcia himself suggested that he have surgery at the time. The lefty wanted to find an alternate opinion. Garcia sought every possible way to avoid surgery. He met with Andrews after the season and was given a rehab and strengthening program that allowed him to return for spring training and pitch without pain until earlier this month.
Cards' Jaime Garcia to have season-ending shoulder surgery
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | May 22