CHICAGO – Freddy Garcia said Wednesday that he won’t be making his scheduled start Saturday, but still has hopes of pitching again before the end of the season.
A bullpen session Thursday will go a long way in determining if Garcia even pitches again this season, but he did say that he isn’t interested in starting his offseason a few weeks early.
Garcia is still feeling lower back pain when he lands on his left leg during his delivery. He received an epidural shot after his start last Wednesday at Detroit, but it hasn’t done much for him. He said he won’t be getting another.
“I don’t think Freddy is going to pitch,” manager Ozzie Guillen said. “Yesterday, he didn’t sound good with what he told me. He was throwing on the side still feeling that a lot. Coming from Freddy, that means he can’t tolerate the pain because he’s been pitching with pain. Then we got to go Plan B.”