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Garcia removed from Cardinals' roster

WASHINGTON (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals removed Jaime Garcia from their NL division series roster Tuesday, a day after he lasted only two innings in his Game 2 start because of an ailing shoulder.

An MRI revealed that the left-hander has a strained rotator cuff and inflammation in his throwing shoulder. He'll be replaced by rookie right-hander Shelby Miller.

Garcia's health was a concern after he missed two months this season with shoulder fatigue before returning in mid-August. Manager Mike Matheny dismissed suggestions that Garcia should have spoken up about a possible problem before starting a playoff game.

``He went back and forth just like every guy does,'' Matheny said. ``You don't know exactly how you're going to feel until you get out there. There are times you don't feel good, and I know that we have had some pitchers wondering if they can make pitch one, and next thing you know they are standing on top of the mound in the eighth inning.

``I respect these guys' preparation that they have going into a game, how they push through things, and try and make something out of nothing at times. If you waited around until you felt perfect, you would never play this game.''

Despite Garcia's short outing, the Cardinals won Monday's game 12-4 to even the series at one game apiece. Game 3 is Wednesday in Washington.

Lance Lynn, who pitched three innings in relief and picked up the Game 2 win, will take Garcia's spot in the rotation if the Cardinals advance to the next round.

Miller, one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, appeared in six games this season as a September call-up. He worked 13 2-3 innings with a 1.32 ERA.

The Associated Press News Service

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