BALTIMORE –- Jason Garcia became the 10th Oriole to go on the disabled list. He was placed on the DL retroactive to Monday with right shoulder tendinitis.
The Rule 5 draft choice who has a 5.98 ERA in eight games, has accrued 37 days of service time, and must have 90 days on the active roster this year in order to be optioned next year.
“I’m just a little tired, take some time off, head to Sarasota, regroup and get back here,” Garcia said.
Garcia was not throwing nearly as fast as he was in spring training. In the minors, he was a starter and he’s made the conversion to relieving.
“I just figured it was probably a little dead arm, still getting used to relieving and whatnot, everyday throwing,” Garcia said.
There was no specific time when Garcia noticed anything was awry.
“It’s kind of been recoverywise, hasn’t been as good as I wanted it to be. Being a starter, you had those couple of days,” Garcia said. “Relieving is tougher on the arm. I noticed I wasn’t able to regroup as quick.”
Garcia leaves on Thursday for Sarasota.
“I’m a little bummed out. I think staying here and not saying anything is hurting the tea,” he said.
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