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Jaime Garcia says shoulder healthy

Updated: February 17, 2013, 2:53 PM ET
Associated Press

JUPITER, Fla. -- With ace Chris Carpenter sidelined, possibly for the season, the St. Louis Cardinals are hoping for more wins and innings from Jaime Garcia.

The 26-year-old left-hander had reconstructive elbow surgery in September 2008, then returned in 2010, went 13-8 and finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting.

Now that was pressure.

"Nothing can compare with that year, being 23 years old and coming back from Tommy John surgery," Garcia said. "I didn't have experience ...

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