|Garcia injured in outfield collision with equipment cart|
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|Sunday, 06 May 2007 14:22|
Garcia bruised his left leg in the collision, raising question as to whether he will be able to make his scheduled start Monday night in the opener of a three-game series at Arizona. Garcia, who was running to try to catch a fly ball, toppled onto the cart used by the grounds crew and was clearly in pain. He was quickly carted off the field on the vehicle.
``I'm not upset. I'm just kind of curious why it was out there during our batting practice,'' Philadelphia general manager Pat Gillick said in the clubhouse, before his club concluded a four-game series against the Giants. ``He has a contusion on his leg. They have him iced down. There's no fracture of any kind. We'll all have to wait.''
Gillick said the Phillies might know more later Sunday but perhaps not until Monday.
``This is the kind of thing that could get sore and stiffen up overnight, so we have to keep tabs on that,'' Gillick said.
If Garcia is not able to go, Gillick said it would be up to manager Charlie Manuel and pitching coach Rich Dubee to select a starter.
Garcia, who turns 31 next month, is 1-2 with a 6.05 ERA in four starts this year, his first with the Phillies after playing his first eight big league seasons in the American League with the Seattle Mariners and Chicago White Sox.