Jaime Garcia isn't shut down -- but he's just not pitching this week.
Jeff Suppan will start in Garcia's place on Thursday, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa told reporters (via MLB.com ), but the left-hander could pitch in the final week of the season.
"There's a couple of places next week where he could fit in," La Russa said on Monday.
Garcia said he was tired, having thrown 163 1/3 innings, but he still wanted to pitch.
"I'm not going to lie to you, I was feeling a little tired," Garcia said. "But that was just like everybody else. Nobody was feeling 100 percent like you do in spring training."
Last week the Cardinals announced they were shutting Garcia down for the season, only to reverse course later that day when Garcia talked his way back into consideration for another start.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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