MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza suffered a mild back strain on his left side while throwing batting practice to teammates Sunday and is expected to miss at least a few days of practice.
Whether it will delay his start to the regular season, team officials said they would know more about his prognosis after he is examined again Monday.
``It looks like a mild lat strain,'' manager Dale Sveum said. ``We'll see what happens when he wakes up and see where we are a little bit more (Monday). But it's subsided, and he seems to be doing a lot better now.''
Garza got halfway through his throwing schedule when he felt a twinge and left the field with the trainer.
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