More bad injury luck for Jaime Garcia

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As if Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia’s luck wasn’t bad enough with pitching injuries now he’s got a hitting injury.

While rehabbing his shoulder injury in the minors Garcia came to the plate because pitchers bat in the Double-A Texas League, so naturally he was plunked in the elbow by a pitch. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that X-rays did not show a fracture, so he’s been diagnosed with a bruise for now.

As Garcia put it: “It’s really, really frustrating. I get out of one thing and something else happens.”

Before the hit by pitch Garcia had been slated to throw around 80 pitches, so if the elbow injury isn’t a major setback he could be relatively close to rejoining the Cardinals.

Brewers-Pirates game postponed

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Update: The makeup date has been scheduled for Saturday, July 14 as part of a traditional doubleheader, the Pirates announced.

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Wednesday night’s game at PNC Park between the Brewers and Pirates has been postponed, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Brent Suter and Chad Kuhl were scheduled to square off on the mound. Their starts will likely be pushed back to Thursday. The Pirates will host the Diamondbacks and the Brewers will host the Cardinals.

The Cubs won on Wednesday afternoon, so the Brewers are tied with the Cubs for first place in the NL Central. The Pirates are seven games back in fourth place.