Mayo 22 12:06 PM PT1:06 PM MT2:06 PM CT3:06 PM ET15:06 HE19:06 GMT3:06 CST12:06 PM MST2:06 PM EST2:36 PM VEN23:06 UAE2:06 PM CT-Garza threw five shutout innings and limited the Pirates to one hit and three walks in the Cubs' 5-4 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday, his first start since last July. Analisis: Garza was limited to 82 pitches as manager Dale Sveum said he would throw no more than 85-90.
Mayo 11 6:14 PM PT7:14 PM MT8:14 PM CT9:14 PM ET21:14 HE1:14 GMT9:14 CST6:14 PM MST8:14 PM EST8:44 PM VEN5:14 UAE (+1)8:14 PM CT-Garza worked 3 1-3 scoreless innings and threw 66 pitches Saturday in a rehabilitation assignment for Double-A Tennessee. This was the third minor league start for Garza, who missed the last part of the 2012 season with an elbow injury. Analisis: Garza, who hasn't pitched in a big league game since July 21, gave up three hits, struck out two and walked two against Birmingham in the Southern League game. He also made a diving catch of a bunt attempt. Garza said he threw each of his different pitches and that ``everything felt good.''
Mar. 3 10:44 AM PT11:44 AM MT12:44 PM CT1:44 PM ET13:44 HE18:44 GMT2:44 CST11:44 AM MST1:44 PM EST2:14 PM VEN22:44 UAE12:44 PM CT-Garza made his first start of the season for the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday against Pittsburgh, allowing one hit over five scoreless innings. Analisis: Right-hander Carlos Villanueva is heading to the Chicago bullpen. The Cubs announced the shuffle Saturday.
Feb. 24 9:41 AM PT10:41 AM MT11:41 AM CT12:41 PM ET12:41 HE17:41 GMT1:41 CST10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST1:11 PM VEN21:41 UAE11:41 AM CT-Garza says he has no pain from the pulled side muscle that prevents him from throwing. A week after feeling a twinge in his left side while throwing batting practice, Garza said Sunday that he's progressing and getting better. He says there is just a "little spot that's annoying." Manager Dale Sveum says the problem is "very slight" and that Garza gets better every day. Analisis: The pitcher was limited to 18 starts in 2012 because of an elbow injury. He was going through his most extensive work since last July when he felt something a week ago. Garza wore a bulky wrap around his midsection in the Cubs clubhouse Sunday. He isn't sure when he will throw again, but hopes to in the next few days.
Feb. 18 12:49 PM PT1:49 PM MT2:49 PM CT3:49 PM ET15:49 HE20:49 GMT4:49 CST1:49 PM MST3:49 PM EST4:19 PM VEN0:49 UAE (+1)2:49 PM CT-Garza is expected to miss one week with a side muscle injury he sustained while throwing live batting practice. Analisis: Garza felt a twinge in his side on Sunday, when he faced batters for the first time since last July. He underwent an MRI on Monday which revealed a "mild strain" in his side. General manager Jed Hoyer said Garza must be pain free before he does any more throwing. Hoyer called the diagnosis good news and said Garza is in good spirits. He went 5-7 with a 3.91 ERA last season, but didn't make any starts after July 21 because of an elbow issue.
Feb. 17 5:06 PM PT6:06 PM MT7:06 PM CT8:06 PM ET20:06 HE1:06 GMT9:06 CST6:06 PM MST8:06 PM EST8:36 PM VEN5:06 UAE (+1)7:06 PM CT-Garza suffered a mild back strain on his left side while throwing batting practice to teammates Sunday and is expected to miss at least a few days of practice. Analisis: Whether it will delay his start to the regular season, team officials said they would know more about his prognosis after he is examined again Monday.