Cardinals drop ailing pitcher Garcia from NLDS roster
Rookie Shelby Miller to step in for left-hander against Nationals
St. Louis Cardinals left-handed starter Jaime Garcia has been removed from the team's playoff roster due to a strained rotator cuff and inflammation in his throwing shoulder.
Manager Mike Matheny said Tuesday that Garcia will be replaced on the National League Division Series roster by rookie right-hander Shelby Miller.
Garcia pitched only two innings in the Cardinals' 12-4 victory Monday in St. Louis before leaving with a shoulder problem. An MRI exam diagnosed the injury, and he was scheduled to get a second opinion later Tuesday.
Garcia also missed two months this season with shoulder fatigue before returning in mid-August.
Miller appeared in six games this season, pitching 13 2/3 innings with a 1.32 earned-run average.
Game 3 is Wednesday in Washington.